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Laboratory for Social Research

Photo of Robb Willer and undergraduate research assistants

Prof. Robb Willer and researchers at the Lab for Social Research

The Laboratory for Social Research

Operating for more than four decades, the Laboratory for Social Research is the largest and best-equipped sociology laboratory in the United States. Our facilities include a state-of-the-art computer lab, a live interaction room, and a dozen interview rooms equipped with desktop computer stations, webcams, microphones, and intercoms.

Lab researchers collaborate extensively with researchers in other Stanford departments such as Psychology and the Graduate School of Business, affiliated research centers, and other universities. Recent topics studied in the lab include gender stratification, social exchange, prosocial behavior, status hierarchies, moral judgments, social influence, masculinity, organizational behavior, and social networks.