Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

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Air date: 
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Anthony "Tony" Greenwald discusses Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview psychologist Anthony "Tony" Greenwald, who with Mahzarin R. Banaji wrote the book "Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People," which explores the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality.

“Blindspot” is the authors’ metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Greenwald will talk about questioning the extent to which our perceptions of social groups—without our awareness or conscious control—shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential.

ANTHONY G. GREENWALD is Professor of Psychology at University of Washington. He received a BA from Yale and PhD from Harvard. His recent research has been on implicit and unconscious cognition, especially
applied to phenomena of stereotyping and prejudice and to mental processing of subliminal stimuli. He has received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Lifetime Achievement Award (William James Fellow) from the Association for Psychological Science, and is an elected Fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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