Rewarding good behavior of prisoners is a benefit to society, Stanford expert says
Stanford law Professor A. Mitchell Polinsky found that rewarding good behavior of prisoners, with reduced sentences or parole, decreases costs for society without increasing crime.
Military historian to deliver the 2015 Tanner Lectures at Stanford
This year's Tanner Lectures on Human Values will be headlined by Andrew J. Bacevich, who will discuss the origins, conduct and consequences of U.S. military involvement in the Greater Middle East.
Stanford scholar suggests ways to craft more effective homework assignments
Stanford education expert Denise Pope says that the quality of a homework assignment can have a significant impact on student achievement and health.
Democracy still holds promise globally, though in retreat for now, Stanford expert says
Stanford scholar Larry Diamond says that it was probably inevitable that freedom and democracy would level off after roughly 30 years of nearly continuous expansion.
Distinctive contexts critical to how children learn words, Stanford study reveals
Stanford psychologist Michael Frank says that children learn words best when they are used in a context that's understandable. Using words in fun, coherent activities is more important than just talking more to children.
Legal, ethical response needed from US, Europe on Mideast refugee crisis, Stanford expert says
Stanford law Professor James Cavallaro said Europe should follow established international law on Middle East refugees and create new approaches that respond to the crisis in a humanitarian way.
Stanford scientists see how the brain makes environmental decisions
Brain scans reveal that negative emotional responses can powerfully drive decisions to protect environmental resources.
Neighborhoods influence use of African American Vernacular English, Stanford research shows
Among African American youth, moving from a poor neighborhood to one with less poverty results in a lower use of African American Vernacular English, new Stanford research shows.
States and cities face scrutiny for optimistic investment assumptions as stock market dips, Stanford scholar says
Researcher David Crane says tax revenue is being diverted from services when pensions fall short of projections.
U.S. national security faces challenges from insider threats and organizational rigidity, Stanford scholar says
Amy Zegart says insider threats are rooted in organizational inflexibility. She examines lessons learned from 2009 Fort Hood terrorist attack.
A summer job makes a difference in classroom learning, Stanford scholar says
Stanford researcher Jacob Leos-Urbel found that summer jobs for young people have positive impacts on academic performance, especially for students who work jobs across multiple summers.
Stanford FEED Collaborative applies design thinking to food system
Sustainability promoted from local farms through distributors to consumers.
Stanford scholar finds social media reveals much about the human condition
Graduate School of Business' Michal Kosinski says our most intimate traits and core personality can be deciphered through our digital footprints. In fact, social media over the long run reveals information closer to our true selves than what we present in brief face-to-face interactions.
Cybersecurity boot camp draws congressional staffers to Stanford
A bipartisan group of Capitol Hill staffers were in Silicon Valley last week to gain an immersion into the complex world of cybersecurity. The range of experts they heard from included tech industry leaders, scholars representing a range of disciplines and former government officials.
A smile boosts the chances of getting a microloan, say Stanford psychologists
Applicants for microloans are more likely to win approval if the photograph they send along with the application evokes a positive emotional response.