Stanford SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions is a Stanford University Department of Psychology "do tank" that uses social psychology to tackle disparities in health, education, criminal justice, and economic mobility.
- Action Research that brings together practitioner organizations and Stanford researchers to solve social problems.
- SPARQTools: Toolkits with all the instructions and materials you need to implement science-powered solutions to disparities.
- Solutions Catalog : An online library of scientifically tested fixes to social problems.
- SPARQLab: Undergraduates learn about solving real-world problems with social psychology through hands-on research and weekly discussions.
- Research Clinics that convene practitioners and researchers in 2-hour forums.
- SPARQShop: A course for undergraduate and graduate students who want to learn how to turn social psychological research into digital tools that help solve social ills.
A world where people understand their behaviors both reflect and reinforce their environments, and where people use this understanding to promote justice, peace, and wellbeing.
- Help practitioners apply social psychology’s theories, methods, and findings in their work.
- Improve social psychological theories and methods by applying them to real-world issues.
- Train a new generation of social psychologists who bridge basic and applied research.
- Work with media to identify and explain the social psychological forces driving this century’s most pressing problems.
- Practice-driven theory
- Theory-driven practice
Donate to SPARQ
We thank the many generous donors who make tax-deductible contributions to SPARQ, either through our online donation system or by mailing checks, payable to "Stanford University," to the following address:
c/o MarYam Hamedani
Jordan Hall, Building 420
Send comments, questions, and ideas to Stanford_SPARQ@stanford.edu, or call us at (650) 723-9765.