Institute for Research in the Social Sciences https://iriss.stanford.edu/news en How to give and make a difference https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/how-give-and-make-difference <p>Co-Director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Paul Brest, explains how social impact investing is changing the way philanthropy is done. <a href="http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/paul-brest-making-money-while-doing-good" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/how-give-and-make-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:49:40 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2157 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Women in Data Science Conference https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/women-data-science-conference <p>Join us at Stanford University for the first Women in Data Science Conference and learn from world class researchers and industry practitioners! <a href="http://widsconference.org/" rel="nofollow">Read more.&nbsp; </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/women-data-science-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:56:03 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2155 at https://iriss.stanford.edu A smile increases the likelihood of getting a microloan https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/smile-increases-likelihood-getting-microloan <p>Brian Knutson, IRiSS seed grant recipient, and Alexander Genevsky found that applicants are more likely to be awarded microloans if the photograph they send in their application prompts a positive emotional response. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/august/micro-loans-psychology-082015.html" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/smile-increases-likelihood-getting-microloan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:36:24 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2153 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Stanford sociologist urges rethinking of sex and gender in surveys https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/stanford-sociologist-urges-rethinking-sex-and-gender-surveys <p>New research reveals that most social science surveys are not accurately representing sex and gender. Because our surveys should accurately reflect today&#39;s diversity, IRiSS Faculty Fellow, Aliya Saperstein says survey designers should consider more dynamic ways of approaching the question of sex and gender. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/august/gender-sex-surveys-081915.html" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/stanford-sociologist-urges-rethinking-sex-and-gender-surveys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:47:07 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2151 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Crowdfunding for Public Goods and Philanthropy https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/crowdfunding-public-goods-and-philanthropy <p>How can crowdfunding be used for philanthropy? Lucy Bernholtz and Rob Reich of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society discuss that question in <a href="https://medium.com/the-digital-civil-society-lab/crowdfunding-for-public-goods-and-philanthropy-c7c7c5976898" rel="nofollow">an article from the Digital Civil Society Lab</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/crowdfunding-public-goods-and-philanthropy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Wed, 05 Aug 2015 16:25:46 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2149 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Time for Reform https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/time-reform <p>Incoming Director of SIEPR and IRiSS affiliate Mark Duggan suggests that it&#39;s time to update the Social Security Disability Insurance program.</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/time-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:01:54 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2147 at https://iriss.stanford.edu The American Birth Lottery https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/american-birth-lottery <p>According to research by CPI Director David Grusky and CPI Researcher Pablo Mitnik, American children born into high-income families can expect much larger earnings and income during their lifetimes than children who come from low-income families. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/july/economic-mobility-study-072415.html" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/american-birth-lottery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:36:44 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2145 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Hearing voices or helpful spirits? https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/hearing-voices-or-helpful-spirits <p>Director of the Cultures, Minds, &amp; Medicines Program, Tanya Luhrmann, explains that auditory hallucinations are often viewed less as a sign of mental illness and more a sign of a divine connection or spiritual guidance within cultures like those of India and Ghana and how that may offer direction for current therapies in the US. <a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_28518311?source=inthenews" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/hearing-voices-or-helpful-spirits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:14:26 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2143 at https://iriss.stanford.edu IRiSS researchers funded https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/iriss-researchers-funded <p>Congratulations to Sharique Hasan (CSS affiliate), Arun Chandrasekhar (IRiSS seed grant recipient), Kalina Manova (former IRiSS seed grant recipient), and Emanuele Colonelli and Francisco Munoz (CSS graduate student fellows) for receiving SEED research awards from the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies.<a href="https://seed.stanford.edu/research/seed-research-awardees" rel="nofollow"> Read more.</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/iriss-researchers-funded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:13:04 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2139 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Focusing on the positive https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/focusing-positive <p>According to research from IRiSS seed grant recipient Jeanne Tsai, European Americans are culturally encouraged to seek out more positive feelings, while Chinese prefer a balance of positive and negative feelings. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/july/emotions-chinese-americans-070215.html" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/focusing-positive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:52:57 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2137 at https://iriss.stanford.edu