Psychology Diversity Science Initiative Lecture Series
2012-2013 Lecture Dates Scheduled Aversive Racism and Racial Biases Among Healthcare Providers by Dr. Jack F. Dovidio on November 15th
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
Public Affairs 2214
Aversive Racism and Racial Biases Among Healthcare Providers
Dr. John F. Dovidio
Professor of Psychology
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
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
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).