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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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Like many fields, social psychology struggles with a last-mile problem: Researchers do a great job of stocking academic warehouses (journals and conferences) with their wisdom, but fall short of covering the “last mile” to reach policymakers, educators, nonprofit leaders, and other practitioners. SPARQ aims to bridge the gap.

Monday, February 10, 2014
Stanford faculty director Jennifer Eberhardt
When Nalini Ambady joined the Stanford University Department of Psychology in 2011, she successfully lobbied for seed funding to start a new center. She wanted not just a think tank, but a “do tank” that would help policymakers, educators, and nonprofit leaders apply social psychology’s insights and methods to their work...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Nalini Ambady
SPARQ’s beloved founder and faculty director, Dr. Nalini Ambady, ended her long and brave battle with cancer the morning of October 28, 2013.
Friday, December 20, 2013
The Policy Lab
The Stanford Law and Policy Lab is joining forces with SPARQ on our Be the Donor project, whose purpose is to increase the number and diversity of blood marrow donors. Blood marrow from anonymous donors can mean the difference between life and death for people suffering from blood cancers. And so the Policy Lab and SPARQ are working with Delete Blood Cancer (DBC), the world's largest stem cell donor center, to create and test at least one social psychological intervention...
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Brainstorm

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people influence each other's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Social psychologists use many different research methods, including experiments, surveys, and field studies. Although social psychologists do not treat individual patients in therapy, many are interested in helping people and organizations.

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