Seminar: 'Competing Understandings of Implicit Bias'

Event Details

April 5, 2018
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Room: Events Hall East

Contact:
Daniel Gordon
413-336-8416

'Competing Understandings of Implicit Bias' with Lee Jussim, Professor of Psychology and former Chair of the Department, Rutgers University and Neil Lewis, Jr. Assistant Professor of Communication and Social Behavior (with a graduate appointment in Psychology), Cornell University.

The event is organized by the University Union, a student club that promotes debates and roundtables on current issues. The faculty advisor to the club is Daniel Gordon, professor of History at UMass Amherst, who will moderate the dialogue.

The two panelists will summarize their research and dialogue with each other about fundamental issues underlying research into implicit bias.  How widespread is implicit bias? Can the expectation of bias become a self-fulfilling prophecy?  How can research into bias inform educational and other public policies?