Lauren C. Howe © All rights reserved.

I'm a fifth year doctoral candidate in Social Psychology at Stanford University and the Shaper Family Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow.


With my colleagues at Stanford, I work on projects related to improving outcomes in patient-physician interactions, trust in experts, science communication, fear of rejection, and the importance of social connection (see Research   page).


I earned my undergraduate degrees in Psychology and German Language and Literature from the University of Virginia in 2010, where I had the pleasure of working with Jon Haidt and Tim Wilson.  After graduating, I spent a year abroad on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Reutlingen, Germany. 


I live in San Francisco and love reading about the history of the Bay Area. Spending time outdoors and watching so-bad-they're-good movies are two of my favorite pastimes. 

About Me

Stanford University

Social Psychologist

 Lauren C. Howe 

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Stanford University

Department of Psychology

Jordan Hall, Building 420

450 Serra Mall

Stanford, CA 94305

E-mail: Lchowe at stanford dot edu