University-Wide Seminar: "Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People"


Thursday, January 21, 2021, 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Online - Zoom link shared upon registration
Speaker: Mahzarin Banaji, Cabot Professor of Social Ethics in the Department of Psychology, Senior Advisor to the Provost
Description: From a leading experimental social psychologist, a discussion of “implicit bias," and what we can do to outsmart it. Using lab and real-world examples, Mahzarin Banaji will show how our barely conscious assumptions affect our decisions about others, especially those unlike ourselves--in age, gender, race, social class, or even body weight--and what that means for the decisions we make in our work across the University. The good news: knowledge gives us power to do better. Open to the entire Harvard community.
(Presentation is 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes for Q&A.)
Closed captioning will be provided.
Sponsored by the Harvard University, Office of the Senior Vice Provost, Faculty Development & Diversity