Surgery Grand Rounds, Keith Payne, PhD, "The Science of Implicit Bias"

This talk will overview the research on the nature of implicit bias, and how it differs from explicit prejudice. I will discuss the ways that implicit bias can lead to unintended discrimination and exclusion even among people who intend to be fair. And I will discuss some evidence-based strategies for mitigating harmful impacts.

When Mar 20, 2019
from 07:15 AM to 08:15 AM
Where 4008 Old Clinic Auditorium
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Contact Phone 919-966-3005
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Keith PayneKeith Payne is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, where studies the behavioral effects of social inequalities. This work sheds light on why nations and states with greater inequality have dramatically poorer outcomes in health and social wellbeing. The effects of inequality are explained, in part, by how inequalities change the ways people compare themselves to others and, as a result, think and behave differently.  Payne is a leader also in the study of implicit bias, where he has developed methods to better measure implicit bias and theoretical models to understand how cognitive processes contribute to racial disparities. He has published more than 80 articles and book chapters, and co-edited the Handbook of Implicit Social Cognition. This work is synthesized in his book, The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die.

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