Michael Schwalbe is a Ph.D. candidate in Social Psychology at Stanford University. His research focuses broadly on the psychology of change and how theory-driven interventions increase achievement and well-being. In particular, Michael studies how financial hardship impacts cognitive functioning, and how social psychological interventions alleviate these negative effects. Prior to Stanford, Michael worked in the private sector for a decade and earned a B.S. from Cornell University in Policy Analysis and Management and an M.S. in Research Methods from University College London.