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The SPARQ Solutions Catalog helps practitioners apply social psychological insights to their work in:
People from different social groups tend to fear and mistrust one another.
Teaming up as equals and collaborating towards a common goal reduces prejudice between people with different backgrounds.
Stereotypically "geeky" spaces discourage women from pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math.
Low-income students and students of color often earn worse grades than do wealthier and White students.
Plotting a path from who you are now to who you want to be in the future helps students identify with school and earn better grades.
Negative emotions feed intolerance, which can harm relations between groups.
Taking a detached perspective dampens bad feelings and increases tolerance for the other side.
The stereotype that women are bad at science leads many of them to underperform in their courses.
A short writing task about treasured personal values deflects harmful stereotypes and helps women reach their full potential.
Many sex workers in India enter the profession to avoid poverty but then are shunned from society and can’t access financial resources.
Improving how sex workers think of their profession helps them plan for the future and save more.
People from different cultural groups often dislike and discriminate against one another.
When people from different social groups think of each other as belonging to one larger group, they like each other more.
People sometimes lie to get ahead.
Adding moral quotes to e-mail signatures primes recipients to act more honestly.
Employees in the service industry often feel emotionally drained.
Emotional management techniques and diary-writing improve employee performance on the job and lead to better tips from customers.
School suspensions set students up to enter the school-to-prison pipeline, leading to unemployment and incarceration later in life (Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology).
Taking an empathetic, rather than punitive, approach to classroom discipline reduces suspensions and improves student-teacher relationships.
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