Gregory M. Walton
Department of Psychology
The Michael Forman University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences
Thank you for visiting.
Here you’ll find a description of some of my research interests, publications, public outreach, information about teaching and mentoring, news coverage, and information about friends and collaborators.
For more about me, read this bio or see the Rising Star interview from the Association for Psychological Science.
Please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Want to find or learn more about wise interventions? Check out wiseinterventions.org, a searchable, addable database of psychologically wise interventions, based on supplementary tables published in Walton & Wilson (2018).
Want to learn more about the social-belonging intervention? The Belonging Guide, currently in beta form, is intended to give you tools to use, customize, and learn from the social-belonging intervention. The link above includes just the overview. If you would like the full version, just email me.
Want to learn more about the psychology of learning? Watch this 2-minute animated video created by Mindset Scholars Network (MSN) on Growth, Belonging, and Purpose!
Read popular media
How social norms can free us from temptation. With David Kalkstein, Cayce Hook, and Bridgette Hard. Character & Context, April 12, 2023.
The one-page letter that keeps kids out of jail. With Hattie Tate. In The Power of Wise Interventions, Psychology Today, January 10, 2022.
Stop telling students, “You Belong!” Education Week, November 9, 2021
Listen to a podcast
The Big Impact of Small Interventions with Stanford's Greg Walton. The Knowledge Project Ep. #64, August 2019. 51 minutes.
Watch a talk
Psychologically “wise” interventions: How they can help us understand and solve persistent social problems. Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University, May 13, 2022. 1 hour.
Watch a video
Stanford researchers develop an intervention that cuts recidivism among children reentering school from the justice system. October 5, 2021. Stanford News. 3 minutes.
More public outreach...
From the archives!
My first book (Walton, 1984)
My second book (Walton & Erman, 1987)