News & Media
Better Believe It
Stanford Magazine's December 2022 covers story profiles Alia Crum and the work of the Mind & Body Lab
December 01, 2022
Reframing Your Reality
As a guest on the Hidden Brain podcast, Dr. Crum discusses how mindsets shape our lives in subtle but profound ways
July 18, 2022
The science of mindsets for health and performance
As a guest on the Huberman Lab podcast, Alia Crum discusses the profound influence that our mindsets about stress, nutrition, exercise, and disease have on our lives.
January 24, 2022
November 30, 2021
Thriving under Pressure: The Effects of Stress-Related Wise Interventions on Affect, Sleep, and Exam Performance for College Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
Parker Goyer, Ali Crum and collaborators published this paper in Emotion.
November 15, 2021
Can exercising and eating healthy be fun and indulgent instead of boring and depriving? Targeting mindsets about the process of engaging in healthy behaviors.
Danielle Boles, Brad Turnwald, Rina Horii, Taylor Duarte, Octavia Zahrt, Ali Crum, and collaborators published this article in Frontiers in Psychology.
October 05, 2021
Changing Mindsets about Side Effects
Kari Leibowitz, Lauren Howe, and Ali Crum publish paper in BMJ Open.
February 01, 2021
Stanford scholar applies a Norwegian mindset about winter to a COVID-19 world
Kari Leibowitz interviewed by Stanford News about how her research on wintertime mindsets in Norway can help us navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 19, 2020
Most Popular American Movies Depict an Unhealthy Diet, Stanford Researchers find
Stanford News writes a story about a recent paper by Brad Turnwald, Isaac Handley-Miner, Natalie Samuels, Alia Crum, and colleagues. published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
November 23, 2020
What's the Opposite of the Placebo Effect?
Kari Leibowitz publishes article in the Paper Gown, the Zocdoc blog, about the nocebo effect.
July 06, 2020
Mind & Body Lab Mobilize to Understand People's Perceptions of COVID-19
Researchers at the Stanford Mind & Body Lab have launched a project exploring people's perceptions of and reactions to the coronavirus in the United States.
April 14, 2020
What constitutes a ‘successful’ recovery? Patient perceptions of the recovery process after a traumatic injury
Sean Zion, Alia Crum, and collaborators at the Stanford School of Medicine publish paper in Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open.
March 06, 2020
Effects of Physical Activity Recommendations
Octavia Zahrt and Alia Crum publish paper in Preventive Medicine Reports about how health guidelines and recommendations influence people's mindsets, behaviors & perceived health.
March 01, 2020
Optimizing Stress: An Integrated Intervention for Regulating Stress Responses
Alia Crum, Jeremy Jamieson, and Modupe Akinola publish paper in Emotion.
February 14, 2020
Targeting Mindsets, Not Just Tumors
Sean Zion, Lidia Schapira, and Alia Crum publish paper in Trends in Cancer about the role of mindsets in cancer treatment.
October 05, 2019
Increasing Vegetable Intake by Emphasizing Tasty and Enjoyable Attributes: A Randomized Controlled Multisite Intervention for Taste-Focused Labeling
Brad Turnwald, Maggie Perry, Alia Crum, and colleagues publish paper in Psychological Science testing a food-labeling intervention in university dining halls across the country.
October 02, 2019
The Role of Patient Beliefs in Open-Label Placebo Effects
Kari Leibowitz, Emerson Hardebeck, Parker Goyer, and Alia Crum publish paper in Health Psychology investigating the mechanisms and moderators of open-label placebos.
April 25, 2019
Could Your Mindset Affect How Well A Treatment Works?
NPR featured story about MBL paper titled "Changing patient mindsets about non-life-threatening symptoms during oral immunotherapy: A randomized clinical trial".
March 01, 2019
Stanford Study Finds Ways to Help Kids Manage Side Effects of Treatment for Food Allergies
Stanford News writes story about recent paper by Lauren Howe, Kari Leibowitz, Maggie Perry, Alia Crum, and colleagues.
January 28, 2019
Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective?
MBL members Lauren Howe (postdoc) and Kari Leibowitz (PhD student) discuss the importance of healthcare provider warmth in a New York Times Op-Ed.
January 22, 2019