psychology

Why online consumers choose inferior products

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.

Stressful times call for empathic people

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.

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Achieving balance in work and life

The constant pull between career and family is stressing us out. Professor of Economics Myra Strober says it doesn’t have to be that way.

Americans misinformed about smoking

A Stanford study finds that despite Americans knowing that smoking can lead to deadly diseases like lung cancer, they underestimate those risks.

Cops speak less respectfully to black community members

Professors Jennifer Eberhardt and Dan Jurafsky, along with other Stanford researchers, detected racial disparities in police officers’ speech after analyzing more than 100 hours of body camera footage from Oakland Police.

Studying more strategically equals improved exam scores

Postdoctoral scholar Patricia Chen is lead author of a study that found that college students employing a strategic approach to the use of study resources improved their exam scores by an average of one-third of a letter grade.