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Aspasia Lecture: Jennifer Saul

When:Th 11-04-2013 20:00 - 21:30
Where:Aula of the Academiegebouw

This is the first edition of the annual Aspasia Lecture.

Jennifer Saul (University of Sheffield):
John, Jane, Yasser, Yasmin: How implicit biases influence our perception of others

The name at the top of a CV makes a huge difference as to how it is assessed. In study after study, psychologists have shown that the very same CV receives different ratings depending on the perceived gender and ethnic origin of the name at the top of it. This is just one example of the way that unconscious biases significantly influence how we judge and perceive others, and thus may impair the progress of those from whatever groups are stigmatised in a particular society. Unfortunately, this is not yet...(continue...)