Day of Discovery, Dialogue and Action: Calvin Lai (WashU Psychological and Brain Sciences) – “The Ordinary Origins of Bias”

February 20, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Connor Auditorium (Farrell LTC, Medical Campus)

“The Ordinary Origins of Bias”

The Ordinary Origins of Bias Conscious experience provides an immediate, compelling and incomplete account of mental life. Much of how we think and act is shaped by mental activity that occurs outside of conscious awareness or control. Because of that, evaluations of others can be subtly influenced by factors that we do not recognize and may not value. There will be three parts to the session: 1) demonstrations of how incomplete access or control of our minds influences social judgment; 2) examples of how this can translate into racial and gender biases within medicine; and 3) hands-on discussion about practices for preventing bias in everyday situations.

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