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Mind Bugs: How Implicit Bias Affects Faculty Evaluations and Other Personnel Actions

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Paul Robeson Campus Center

Essex Room

Speakers: 
Dr. Nilanjana Dasgupta, professor of psychology and director of faculty equity and inclusion at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Admission:
Free
For more info:
Melissa Daly

Assumptions and stereotypes often influence people's evaluations of others without evaluators' awareness. In her research presentation, Dr. Dasgupta will describe the subtle ways in which implicit gender and racial stereotypes influence hiring and promotion decisions in professional life both inside and outside academia. She will also highlight evidence-based remedies that prevent implicit bias from affecting personnel actions.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Dasgupta's research is on unconscious or implicit bias with emphasis on the plasticity of implicit bias -- she studies the ways in which changes in social contexts correspondingly change implicit attitudes, beliefs, and behavior.