Please join us in Moore Filene Auditorium on Thursday, November 16, 2023, starting at 1:05 p.m., for a colloquium given by Sylvia Perry, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; Associate Professor (by courtesy), Department of Medical Social Sciences, and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research University at Northwestern University.
Title: The Implications of Recognizing and Discussing Racial Bias
Abstract: With the current talk, I will discuss my program of research on racial bias awareness—an individual difference measure meant to assess the extent to which White individuals are aware of and concerned about their own racially biased tendencies toward Black individuals. Specifically, across a series of studies, I will discuss (1) how individual differences in racial bias awareness relate to White individuals’ reactions to evidence of personal and others’ racial biases and (2) how bias awareness relates to White individuals’ willingness to discuss race and racism with others. Finally, I will discuss newer work on how bias awareness is associated with White parents’ racial socialization practices and how these practices, and the cues that parents convey during them, might influence White children’s intergroup attitudes.
Coffee, tea, and cider donuts will be available before and after the talk in the foyer space outside of Moore Filene Auditorium.