Overcoming Bias: Causes and Effects of Intergroup Bias in Higher Education

Implicit Bias Workshop Faculty and Staff Session: 10 a.m. – noon

While most people in the United States sincerely reject prejudice and discrimination, many of us exhibit patterns of unwitting bias in our thoughts, feelings, and actions—and displays of explicit intergroup hostility and division are increasingly visible as well. This interactive session will explore the social, cultural, and psychological origins of intergroup biases, and the most problematic effects such biases can have on students, faculty, staff, and administrators in higher education.

Assistant Professor at Cal Poly Pomona, Alex Madva will be conducting a series of implicit bias workshops for the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Madva’s work centers on questions that research in social psychology raises for philosophy of mind, race and feminism, and applied ethics (especially prejudice and discrimination).

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