With donor gifts, Stanford expands efforts to address student mental health and well-being

Bolstered by recent philanthropy, Stanford is working to expand the mental health and well-being resources available to Stanford undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. One gift is extending groundbreaking research led by psychology professor Jamil Zaki on social connections across students' four-year arc at Stanford and provide an assessment of well-being and mental health-related initiatives.
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A Simple Compliment Can Make a Big Difference

In an article published in Harvard Business Review, Xuan Zhao, a research scientist at SPARQ, describes multiple research projects that demonstrate how people tend to underestimate the positive impact of their seemingly small acts of kindness such as a simple compliment, and why that presents missed opportunities to improve others' well-being as well as one's own.
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Registration now open for Stanford Continuing Studies Course "Mindsets Matter"

The Stanford Continuing Studies Course, "Mindsets Matter: Strategies for Improving your Health, Performance, and Wellbeing" is now open. Taught by graduate student & interdisciplinary graduate fellow Kari Leibowitz, this course is open to everyone, with no background in psychology needed.

Monday nights
April 12-May 10
7:00-8:50 PM Pacific
Register here.
America's Black-White Divide: Looking Back, Looking Around, Looking Forward

Join Lawrence Bobo, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Claude Steele in conversation with Margaret Levi as they consider questions of this moment in American history and offer insights on the prospects for progress and enduring change that will help us realize a more just and equitable society in our time.

March 18, 2021
1:00 PM Pacific
Register here.

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