After two years as Columbia University provost, renowned social psychologist Claude Steele will return to Stanford as dean of the School of Education, succeeding current Dean Deborah Stipek on September 1.
A paper published in PLoS One last week by researchers from the School of Medicine reveals that short-term digestive problems early in life may increase one’s risk for depression and other psychological problems. Standing counter to previously held medical assumptions, the new findings suggest that human psychological conditions may be the consequence — not the cause — of gastrointestinal disorders.
With plans to reduce Pell Grants and job-training programs in the 2012 federal budget, the initial student response toward aid cutbacks has been one of alarm. But some student financial aid experts argue that the pressure of aid reduction may prompt changes that could, in the long run, increase the overall cost-effectiveness of the Pell Grant program.
During the 2010-11 application season, alumni volunteer interviewers conducted an approximate total of 3,000 interviews, meeting the pilot program’s target goal.
Xie was born in a small town in Guangdong Province in China. The youngest of three, Xie began pursuing his interest in art at a very early age. “It sort of just happened naturally,” he said.
The Tohoku earthquake, which struck the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan on March 11 and triggered a 23-foot tsunami, is not only a tragedy in and of itself, but a grim reminder for seismologists and scientists that earthquakes are one of the most dangerous natural disasters out there, according to Stanford researchers.
Bandura, a man of many talents, has had a long and illustrious academic career spanning over six decades. The David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology, Bandura has contributed immensely to the field of social psychology, and is the father behind the theory of self-efficacy and social learning theory. Ranked as the most cited living psychologist in the world, Bandura has authored seven books to date and has written over 180 articles.
For lesser-known or new authors, bad publicity may actually be good news. According to a recent study co-authored by Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Alan Sorenson and Wharton Business School professor Jonah Berger, B.A. ’02, Ph.D. ’07, bad reviews can dramatically boost sales.