Taking a philosophical approach to the assumptions that surround the study of human behavior, Stanford philosophy Professor Helen Longino suggests that no single research method is capable of answering the question of nature vs. nurture.
Your body language hints at your emotional state. Communication Department scholars find that observing subtle changes in your torso and head movements can predict creative output or learning ability.
This summer was the first time that Stanford provided funding – with support from the Office of the President – to help Stanford students majoring in the humanities and the arts take part in the Summer Institute for General Management at the Graduate School of Business.
Stanford economists Robert Wilson and Paul Milgrom have been chosen for the 2014 Golden Goose Award. The award honors scientists whose research was funded by the federal government and has benefited society in important but sometimes unexpected ways. Wilson and Milgrom introduced the initial design for sales of radio spectrum licenses in the United States.
Eric Taylor, a PhD student at Stanford University's Center for Education Policy Analysis, found that students who spent more of the school day in math class had higher math scores, but the gains did not last for long.
George Spindler and his wife, Louise, worked as a team in their research, writing and teaching. Together, they revolutionized the teaching of anthropology and founded the field of anthropology of education.
Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann found that voice-hearing experiences of people with serious psychotic disorders are shaped by local culture – in the U.S., the voices are harsh and threatening; in Africa and India, they are more benign and playful.
By analyzing how people cooperate and make plans, philosophy Professor Michael Bratman creates a framework for understanding human sociality that has implications in fields ranging from psychology to artificial intelligence.
New research from Stanford Law Professor Joan Petersilia shows realignment's record so far is mixed. But she sees many roads to improvement.
Stanford terrorism expert Martha Crenshaw says the terrorist group known as ISIS poses a danger to the United States in the future if it grows more powerful.
Rebecca Diamond's research found that college-educated workers are increasingly attracted to "high skill cities" where the wages are higher and the quality of living better.
Research by Joseph Felter shows that insurgents try to derail government-delivered aid programs in poor areas because they fear successful programs will boost the government's credibility.
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment was established in 2004 to serve as a hub of interdisciplinary environmental research. Its forward-thinking natural and social scientists, engineers and others pursue practical solutions for people and the planet.
Stanford law Professor Jeffrey Fisher says the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Riley v. California recognizes the privacy aspect of digital information in an increasingly technological age.
Japan's political leadership helped save country from worst-case Fukushima disaster, Stanford researcher says
Research associate Kenji Kushida argues that Japan's top political leadership during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis actually handled the situation more effectively than originally thought.