Mahzarin Banaji To Speak Feb 11 on the Hidden Biases of Good People

Mahzarin Banaji, Richard Clark Cabot Professor of Social Ethics and chair in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, studies the disparities between conscious expressions of values, attitudes and beliefs, and less conscious, implicit representations of mental content. Her work emphasizes the possibility that values and aspirations can be inconsistent with behavior.

February 11, 2019
3:30 PM
Statler Auditorium

The co-author of Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, she explains the science of how humans make decisions. Her session is meant to be entertaining and even fun in addition to educational.

She is delivering both the Robert L. Harris, Jr.  ADVANCEments in Science and the Institute for the Social Sciences annual lecture. Open to the public, the lecture is  also cosponsored by the Department of Psychology and the Center for Bright Beams. A reception follows her lecture.