Course Description

ONLINE: Implicit bias refers to unconsciously held attitudes that arise when the brain instantly, and automatically, associates stereotypes with particular social groups. Psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt describes unconscious bias as "a distorting lens that's a product of both the architecture of our brain and the disparities in our society." Our perceptions, judgments and behaviors are influenced by these insidious attitudes, which can result in both negative and positive prejudices. In this discussion-based course, we will examine what implicit bias is, the science behind how it works and what we can do to overcome it. Combining an in-depth study of Eberhardt's book "Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do" and modules from Harvard University's Outsmarting Implicit Bias project, we will seek to become more aware of our biases and discover ways we can lessen and counteract their deleterious effects on our behavior. | Facilitated discussion.

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Section Title
Implicit Bias: How It Works and What We Can Do About It
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Sep 14, 2023 to Nov 16, 2023
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Virtual Classroom  
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Section Notes

Please note: Participants will be assigned chapters from the required text to read prior to each class session, with additional (optional) recommended listening and reading resources posted on the course website. Most class sessions will feature small group discussions in breakout rooms.

Required reading:
Jennifer L. Eberhardt PhD, "Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do" (9780735224957)

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