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2012-2013 Lecture Dates Scheduled Aversive Racism and Racial Biases Among Healthcare Providers by Dr. Jack F. Dovidio on November 15th

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When Jul 10, 2012
from 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
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Dr. Jack F. Dovidio: Thursday, November 15 at 5:15 pm, Public Affairs 2214.

Dr. Kay Deaux: Thursday, December 6 at 4 pm, Haine Hall A2.

Dr. Claude Steele: Thursday, January 24 at 4 pm, location TBA.

Dr. Gene Brody: Thursday, March 7 at 4 pm, 3534 Franz Hall.

Dr. Rebecca S. Bigler: Thursday, May 16 at 4 pm, 3534 Franz Hall.



November 15, 2012

5:15 pm

Public Affairs 2214


Aversive Racism and Racial Biases Among Healthcare Providers

Dr. John F. Dovidio

Professor of Psychology

Yale University

This presentation reviews evidence regarding the role of a contemporary prejudice—aversive racism—in subtle forms of racial discrimination among well-intentioned White Americans. It illustrates, through empirical evidence, how unintentional racial bias affects the behavior of healthcare providers, the perceptions of Black patients, and the effectiveness of the medical encounter. The implications of aversive racism for understanding the role of stigma in healthcare disparities more generally are discussed.



December 6, 2012

4:00 pm

Haine Hall A2


Immigration: A Lens on Perceived and Experienced Diversity

Dr. Kay Deaux

Visiting Scholar, New York University

Distinguished Professor Emerita, CUNY Graduate Center


Immigration creates and partially defines diversity in the United States. Moreover, immigrants themselves are a diverse lot, varying in terms of what they bring to their new country and what they encounter once they have arrived. The study of immigrant experience offers an important perspective on the psychological processes of social identity and change. For immigrants, the definition of ethnic and national identity can be a central concern, one that is critically influenced by experiences with stereotypic judgments and discriminatory behavior. These processes are shaped in distinctive ways by generation, ethnic group membership and by the social climate in the host country. In my talk I will review these issues and present the results of several studies that illustrate ethnic and generational differences in identification, self-esteem, ideological beliefs, responses to stereotype threat and orientation toward collective action.



May 16, 2013

4:00 pm

3534 Franz Hall


Understanding and Preventing Social Stereotyping and Prejudice Among Children


Dr. Rebecca S. Bigler

Professor of Psychology

The University of Texas at Austin


Stereotypes and prejudice emerge early in the life course, often by age 3 or 4. Developmental scientists have learned a great deal about the formation and function of stereotypes and prejudice among children. In the first half of my presentation, I will highlight findings from my own and others' research on the causes of children's stereotyping and prejudice, especially those biases related to race and gender. In the second half of my presentation, I will link what is known about the causes of stereotyping and prejudice to their prevention, making recommendations concerning adults' (teachers, parents) treatment of race and gender. In addition, I review several new studies of the consequences of intervention aimed at reducing stereotypes and prejudice on children's intergroup biases (e.g., racism, sexism).

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