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Associate Professor of Psychology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHow does neural activity in the human cortex create our sense of visual perception? We use a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging, computational modeling and analysis, and psychophysical measurements to link human perception to cortical brain activity.
Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychology
BioChiara Gasteiger, P.h.D. is a SPARQ Postdoctoral Scholar in the Mind & Body Lab, led by Associate Professor Alia Crum. Chiara's doctoral thesis explored how the transition to biosimilars can be improved, with a focus on optimising patient-practitioner communication and the involvement of companions (support people).
Chiara’s research aims to understand how the social environment influences the development of mindsets and how psycho-social forces can be harnessed to optimise people's mindsets about illness and improve health outcomes. She is also interested in understanding how changes in subjective mindsets can alter physiological mechanisms. Her other academic interests include patient-practitioner communication, patient expectations, funding and resource allocation in health and understanding how patients utilise social networks to cope with, manage and make sense of their illness.
Researcher, Mechanical Engineering - Design
Staff, Mechanical Engineering - Design
BioXiao Ge is a researcher in Center for Design Research, Mechanical Engineering and Psychology Departments.
For more, visit: https://web.stanford.edu/~xiaog/
+ Postdoc in Psychology, Stanford, 2021/12 - 2022/12
+ PhD in Design Science, Mech Engineering, Stanford, 2016 - 2022/01
+ M.S. in Design Methodology, Mech Engineering, Stanford, 2010 - 2012
+ B.Eng. in Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2006 - 2010
Xiao Ge worked as an Innovation consultant to develop, launch and run systematic human-centered innovation programs in industry (2012 - 2015). During her PhD (2016-2022), she adopted theories and methods from social psychology, cultural psychology and learning sciences to understand how engineers learn new ways of thinking and doing to engender enduring creative behaviors. Her dissertation work investigated the constructive role of emotion in the learning process of design. In recent years, Xiao has also been investigating how culture underpins the processes of creativity, as well as how people's interactions with artificial intelligence technologies are socioculturally constructed.
John H. Scully Professor of International Business Studies and Professor, by courtesy, of Psychology
BioMichele Gelfand is the John H. Scully Professor of Cross-Cultural Management and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business School and Professor of Psychology by Courtesy. She was formerly a Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Gelfand uses field, experimental, computational and neuroscience methods to understand the evolution of culture and its multilevel consequences. Her work has been published in outlets such as Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Science, Nature Human behavior, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, among others. Gelfand is the founding co-editor of the Advances in Culture and Psychology series (Oxford University Press). Her book Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire the World was published by Scribner in 2018. She is the Past President of the International Association for Conflict Management and co-founder of the Society for the Study of Cultural Evolution. She received the 2016 Diener award from SPSP, the 2017 Outstanding International Psychologist Award from the American Psychological Association, the 2019 Outstanding Cultural Psychology Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the 2020 Rubin Theory-to-Practice award from the International Association of Conflict Management, the 2021 Contributions to Society award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, and the Annaliese Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation. Gelfand was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019 and the National Academy of Sciences in 2021.