psychology

Reducing racial disparities in school discipline

Stanford psychologists find that brief exercises early in middle school can improve students’ relationships with their teachers, increase their sense of belonging and reduce teachers’ reports of discipline issues among black and Latino boys.

The effects of climate change on suicide rates

In warmer temperatures suicide rates increase, leading to concerns about an uptick in suicides as the globe continues to warm. But researchers offer some hope if greenhouse gases get under control.

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Tuning out: What happens when you drop Facebook?

In one of the largest-ever randomized evaluations of Facebook’s broader social impacts, Stanford economists look at common assumptions about the platform and its effects on individuals and society.

What to know about sticking to New Year’s resolutions

Exercise more, lose weight, spend less money, learn a new skill – these common New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep. That’s why Stanford researchers have looked at how to positively change one’s lifestyle. Here are some of their findings.

Brain scans help predict drug relapse

In a small trial, brain scans revealed who was most at risk of relapsing after being treated for addiction to stimulants like amphetamines or cocaine. The finding could identify people who need help staying drug-free.

Stanford psychologist Eleanor Maccoby dies at 101

Eleanor Maccoby, the first woman to serve as chair of the Stanford Department of Psychology, was recognized for her scholarly contributions to gender studies and child and family psychology.