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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

SPARQ is hiring a lab manager to work with staff, faculty affiliates, and practitioner-partners on social psychological research that creates new knowledge and solves social problems.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
SPARQ RAs pose for a lab group photo
Gain valuable research experience while exploring how to use psychological science for social change.
Friday, December 22, 2017

It has been a busy year for SPARQ’s network of scientists, practitioners, staff, and students, with more and more organizations embracing our rigorous approach to augmenting their efforts.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Worried about spending the holidays with people whose politics swerve far from your own? Use the CLARIFY method to deal with the cultural divides at home.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

At a meeting of Stanford social psychologists and advocates of universal basic income (UBI), conversations about the cultural challenges, presentation, and evaluation of this controversial policy yielded insights for people trying to make it a reality.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Social psychological research suggests three tactics for opening conservative minds to stricter controls on firearms.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Stanford SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions and Illumen Capital are conducting original research to address the lack of gender and racial diversity in the financial services industry.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Research on morality, guns, and income inequality may help explain the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

As kneeling NFL players inspire conversations about race, SPARQ offers six evidence-based techniques to reduce disparities.

Monday, April 24, 2017
Infographic displaying the belief of trusting wisdom and doubting innovation
Many economic development programs fall short because they don’t adequately account for cultural differences. SPARQ Graduate Affiliate Catherine Thomas is trying to improve economic development efforts by leveraging cultural psychology. Here are some cultural psychological insights for economic development...

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