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Alex Shashkevich

Alex Shashkevich

 

Alex Shashkevich writes about humanities and social sciences at Stanford News Service. She previously worked as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune for over three years.

 
 
  

Stories by Alex Shashkevich

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Articles: Is the Placebo Effect More Powerful Than We Think?

By Alex Shashkevich | March 16, 2017

According to a new paper, the health care industry could serve patients better by paying more attention to psychology.

 

Articles: Can Empathy Bridge Political Divides?

By Alex Shashkevich | January 23, 2017

Yes, says sociologist Robb Willer—but the effort needs to be respectful and mutual.

 
Study participants work together on an activity.

Articles: How the Growth Mindset Can Increase Cooperation

By Alex Shashkevich | November 16, 2016

In a new study, researchers saw Jewish- and Palestinian-Israeli students cooperating better after a simple lesson.

 

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