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SOLUTIONS CATALOG

The SPARQ Solutions Catalog helps practitioners apply social psychological insights to their work in:

Students studying

Problem

American schools do not produce enough scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to meet the needs of 21st century workplaces. 

Solution

With a little guidance, parents can increase how many advanced math and science classes their teenagers take...

couple argues

Problem

People usually become less satisfied with their marriages over time. And the unhappier the marriage, the unhealthier the spouses.

Solution

When spouses imagine what a neutral third party would think during their fights, they protect their love and commitment...

African American students in class

Problem

Students of color lag behind their European-American counterparts at every level of education.

Solution

Writing about a personal value for just 15 minutes at the beginning of the semester elevates African-Americans' grades, closing the gap between European-American and African-American students by 40 percent.

Screenshot from Facebook: Find your polling place on the US Politics Page and click the "I Voted" button to tell your friends you voted

Problem

Many Americans don't vote. 

Solution

Online social networks like Facebook can easily and cheaply send thousands of people to the voting booth....

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