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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
SPARQ faculty co-directors Hazel Rose Markus and Jennifer Eberhardt
Congratulations to SPARQ's Faculty Directors Hazel Markus and Jennifer Eberhardt, both of whom were just elected to the National Academy of Sciences! See here for the full list of newly elected members.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
SPARQ Graduate Fellow Lauren Howe

SPARQ graduate fellow Lauren Howe shows that our mindsets affect how we deal with romantic rejection.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
SPARQ Graduate Fellow Kari Leibovitz

SPARQ graduate fellow Kari Leibowitz describes how our mindsets and environments shape our eating habits.

Monday, February 8, 2016
Alana Conner presents "How To Save the World With Your Research," at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, California
SPARQ hosted a well-attended professional development session, "How To Save the World With Your Research," at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, California.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Flyer for the 11th Annual Kieve Distinguished Speaker Lecture on Just Mercy: Race and the Criminal Justice System
SPARQ Faculty Director Jennifer Eberhardt discussed her research on racial bias in policing at a Stanford roundtable conversation on Wednesday, January 14, 2016. The roundtable was part of the event "Just Mercy: Race and the Criminal Justice System." OpenXChange, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Office of Public Affairs, and the Stanford Alumni Association hosted the event. It opened with public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson's delivery of the 2016 Anne and Loren Kieve Distinguished Speaker Lecture. He is also the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and the author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption....
Friday, December 11, 2015
Logo for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
In response to the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, SPARQ Research Scientist Sarah Lyons-Padilla and University of Maryland Professor of Psychology Michele Gelfand co-authored a fact sheet for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues on strategies for preventing homegrown radicalization...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Seal for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
SPARQ hosted the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy at Stanford University to discuss how to leverage police body-worn camera data.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Flyer for The 2016 Annual Meeting for the Society of Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego
Congratulations on unlocking the mysteries of the human mind! Now what? In this panel and workshop session sponsored by Stanford SPARQ, attendees will learn not only how to get more psychological science into the real world, but also how to get more real world into psychological science...
Friday, December 4, 2015
Anti-immigration march in Riesa, Germany, September 9 2015. Fabrizio Bensch/REUTERS
SPARQ Research Scientist Sarah Lyons-Padilla set out to study why some Muslims in the United States are drawn to radical movements. Her findings, published in The Conversation and reprinted in The Washington Post and Quartz, reveal why homeland security policies that exclude Muslims are counterproductive. The discovery that several of the Paris attackers were European nationals has fueled concern about Muslim immigrants becoming radicalized in the West. Some politicians have expressed views that the best way to avoid homegrown terrorists is to shut the door. The refugee migration debate turned even more contentious after authorities found a Syrian passport...
Friday, September 25, 2015
Two police officers in front of a projection of the american flag
Do the police need to adopt a "warrior mentality" in order to be effective? Or might developing social understanding help officers better connect with their communities? SPARQ Affiliate Jamil Zaki profiled Sue Rahr, the executive director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, about her non-traditional, empathy-focused training program...

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