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Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

June 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Mahzarin Banaji, PhD

Mahzarin Banaji taught at Yale for 15 years and is currently the Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics in the Department of Psychology at Harvard.  She is also Harvard College Professor in recognition of her outstanding teaching.

Professor Banaji is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Herbert Simon Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She has received many awards, among them Yale’s Hixon Prize for teaching excellence, a citation from the President of the American Psychological Association, the Diener Prize for outstanding contributions to social psychology, and named William James Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science for significant lifetime contributions to the basic science of psychology.  In 2014 she received Barnard College’s highest honor, the Medal of Distinction, and in 2015 an honorary degree from Smith College.

Professor Banaji studies unconscious thinking and feeling as they unfold in social context, especially implicit decisions about people’s worth, goodness, and competence. She is the author of the book Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People with Anthony Greenwald, published by Random House.

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June 9, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Sherman Auditorium
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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