psychology

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.

Eight minutes to online learning success

Communication PhD candidate René Kizilcec is lead author of a study that examined the effectiveness of a psychological strategy on online learners. Noticeable differences along cultural lines could help millions of online learners overcome obstacles.

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.