Implicit Bias: The Science, the Controversy, and What to Do About It

Thu, February 20, 2020 6:00 PM - Thu, February 20, 2020 7:00 PM at Holmes Hall, Room C-106

Flyer for implicit bias imageSpeaker:

Dr. Arthur Ward, LBC faculty member in history, philosophy, and sociology of science


You’ve heard the phrase “implicit bias” before, but what is it exactly and what is the scientific evidence that it affects our behavior? Once we see the evidence, what can be done to limit its harms? In this talk, Dr. Ward will explain the social psychology behind implicit bias and review some of the scientific studies about its effects. This will be followed by a discussion about what steps we can take as a community regarding implicit bias 

This is the first in a series of talks on inclusivity and diversity, organized by the LBC Inclusivity Committee Student group.

Future talks will be March 19 and April 16.

If you're an LBC student interested in issues of diversity and inclusion, please visit the Google form.