Articles written by me

Making the most of time in the doctor's office. The Paper Gown, October 2018.

Can imagining your future improve your health? Character & Context, April 2018.

When your doctor is fitter than you are. The New York Times, July 2017.

Improving healthcare by harnessing the social context. Character & Context, January 2017.
Wealth doesn't always equal health. Character & Context, January 2017.

A self-improvement secret: Work on strengths. Scientific American, May 2016. 

Creating a new definition of what it means to be healthy. Character & Context, January 2016.
How discrimination shapes the health of American racial and ethnic minorities. Character & Context, January 2016. 
A secret to healthy aging may be what you do for others. Character & Context, January 2016.  
Why is it so tough for some to exorcise the ghosts of their romantic pasts? The Conversation, January 2016.
Why some people take breakups harder than others. The Atlantic, January 2016.
The Big Sort: When personal preferences build political partisanship., November 2010.
Is politics hopelessly partisan? Perceptions of the “other side.”, August 2010.


Articles written about my research​

Bending time to benefit patients. Stanford Medicine, October 2018.

Should experts practice what they preach? Insights by Stanford Business, December 2017.

Doctors who sport a healthy lifestyle may repel some patients. Psychology Today, November 2017.

The placebo effect is amplified when doctors appear likable and competent. The British Psychological Society Research Digest, October 2017.

Physicians who tout well-being may scare off patients, Stanford researcher finds. Stanford Medicine, July 2017.

It can backfire when doctors make a show of their own healthy living. The British Psychological Society Research Digest, April 2017.

Warum das Vorbild nicht zu vorbildlich sein darf [Why role models shouldn’t be too exemplary].Süddeutsche Zeitung, March 2017.

What does 'closure' even mean, anyways? The Science of Us, New York Magazine, February 2017.

How breakups change your personality. BBC, December 2016.

To recover faster from rejection, shift your mindset. Harvard Business Review, April 2016.
Surviving a breakup? It’s all about you. The Boston Globe, January 2016.
If past breakups still hurt, it may be because of how you see yourself. The Washington Post, January 2016.
This may be why breakups are harder for some people than others. The Huffington Post, January 2016.
Your sense of self predicts how quickly you’ll get over an ex. New York Magazine, January 2016.

Why breakups can be so brutal. Psychology Today, January 2016.
Researchers discover why some people struggle so much with rejection. The Daily Mail, January 2016. 

How you handle a breakup says a lot about who you are as a person. Women's Health, January 2016.
Stanford research explains why some people have more difficulty recovering from romantic breakups. Stanford Report, Jan. 2016.
Climate worst-case scenario may backfire in activists’ campaign: Study. The Huffington Post, March 2013.

Other media coverage of my research
Guest star on KQED’s show The Forum discussing research on romantic breakups
Presenting results on the communication of uncertainty about sea level rise at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Stanford University

Social Psychologist

 Lauren C. Howe