Session

Uncovering Hidden Prejudice

Smarter Business

A social psychologist at Stanford University, Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt investigates the consequences of the psychological association between race and crime. In her book, “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do”, Eberhardt offers insights into the dilemma and a path forward. Her eye-opening presentation draws from scientific, investigative and personal experiences, described in a manner useful for those new to the topic as well as those well-versed in the subject matter.

Speakers

Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

Social Psychologist & Author, Stanford University

Social psychologist Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt is fascinated by the ways ingrained stereotypes can affect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. In her book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, Dr. Eberhardt offers a reasoned look into the effects of implicit racial bias, offers practical suggestions for reform, and takes the reader behind the scenes to police departments implementing her strategies. Dr. Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford and a recipient of a 2014 MacArthur 'Genius' Grant. She has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was named one of Foreign Policy's 100 Leading Global Thinkers. She also is co-founder and co-director of SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions), a Stanford Center that brings together researchers and practitioners to address significant social problems