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Aug 22 2017 | New Scientist | Posted In: Faculty, In the News
Our brains seem better at predictions than we are.  A part of our brain becomes active when it knows something will be successfully crowdfunded, even if we consciously decide otherwise. If this finding stands up and works in other areas of life, neuroforecasting may lead to better voting polls or...
Aug 14 2017 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News
At a time when state and federal governments are debating initiatives that would keep some social groups isolated – such as transgender individuals and immigrants – a Stanford psychologist finds that people who believe those groups have “essences” are more likely to support isolationist programs.
Aug 14 2017 | 2017 British Academy | Posted In: Announcements, Faculty, In the News
Each year, the British Academy elects to its Fellowship up to 52 outstanding UK-based scholars who have achieved distinction in any branch of the humanities and social sciences. Others based overseas can also be elected as Corresponding Fellows, and, in addition, the Academy can elect Honorary...
Jul 26 2017 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Students
Under a new program, Stanford has awarded 20 grants to support innovative initiatives that advance the diversity of the university community and foster inclusion.