Social Sciences

Experts urge more research on people’s mindsets

Stanford scholars, including psychology professor Alia Crum, encourage more healthcare professionals to place emphasis on the importance of people’s mindsets and social context in healing.

Brain scans predict at-risk teens’ drug use two years later

Impulsive behavior in teens can go hand in hand with drug use, but the link is weak and doesn’t necessarily predict future behavior. A Stanford psychologist and colleagues think they can do better, using images of the brain.

Nobel Prize-winner Kenneth Arrow dies

Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow was a leading figure in the field of economic theory. He inspired generations of students through his decades-long teaching at Stanford.

Yes, anyone can become an Internet troll

Stanford researchers find that the situation in which an online discussion occurs influences whether people will troll more than their personal past of trolling suggests.

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A way forward on health care reform

Congress is moving to end the Affordable Care Act. Economist Alain Enthoven, an expert on health care finance, offers what should happen next.