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Sep 4 2018 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Students
When doctors offer a few words of reassurance, patients suffering an allergic reaction begin to feel better more quickly. The finding by Stanford psychologists suggests that the placebo effect applies to words as well as to pills.   By Melissa De Witte To feel better faster, a dose of reassurance...
Aug 26 2018 | Psychology Today | Posted In: Faculty, In the News
How to encourage your child's success at school. For most children and teens, back-to-school means a return to being measured by a report card. It also means heightened expectations from parents who want their child to succeed in classwork, sports, and after-school activities.
Aug 16 2018 | Stanford University Libraries | Posted In: Announcements, Faculty
In this oral history, emeritus professor of psychology Philip G. Zimbardo talks about his childhood, graduate education at Yale, joining the Stanford faculty, his research and its evolution over time, involvement in political activism, and contributions to the field of psychology and to...
Aug 9 2018 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Students
Stanford psychologists find that when online comments pile up against an individual’s questionable behavior, people are more likely to see it as bullying and start to feel sympathy for the offender. By Melissa De Witte
Jul 23 2018 | The Stanford Daily | Posted In: In the News, Students
Understanding societal bias and how to combat it PSYCH 148S: “The Psychology of Bias: Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination” is a three-unit course where students gain an understanding of societal bias and ways to combat it. The class incorporates research and studies from social, cognitive,...