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Sep 19 2017 | Stanford News | Posted In: Awards, Faculty, In the News
Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck received the inaugural Yidan Prize, honoring her innovative contributions to education research. Stanford psychology Professor Carol Dweck was named a recipient of the inaugural Yidan Prize on Tuesday and will receive approximately $4 million in recognition...
Sep 18 2017 | Posted In: Announcements, Awards, Faculty
Teofrast Superstar is a special honorary award, which is awarded to psychologists who have made distinguished contributions to theoretical or applied psychology and whose work has led to better understanding of humane nature or ameliorating difficult and complex problems.  
Sep 14 2017 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Faculty, In the News
Greg Walton, a psychologist at Stanford University, studies how to correct the belief that we are alone in our fears of being left out. His work focuses on helping minority students who are underrepresented in STEM fields to overcome their own fears that they don't belong, and has demonstrated that...
Sep 6 2017 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News
A Stanford study found that when choosing between two products online, people tend to favor products with more reviews despite the fact that the more-reviewed product is of lower quality. When evaluating online purchases, a product’s rating and number of reviews seem helpful to an unsure consumer.
Aug 30 2017 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Students
In an era of nearly boundless online “friend” networks, Stanford researchers found that students are able to distinguish those real-life friends who are most able to help them deal with stressful times. Every fall, college freshmen begin the familiar tradition of establishing friendships with...