Project Implicit: Identifying and Reducing Bias

Your unconscious bias impacts your behavior and decisions. Learn how to be aware of bias and steps to mitigate the impact of unwanted bias.

Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet.

Sylvia Perry, PhD, Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, will be leading this magnificent session about implicit bias. She investigates how bias awareness develops, and the implications of bias awareness for prejudice reduction, intergroup contact, and health disparities. She has over 30 publications on these topics and has received numerous awards for her teaching and research, including an award for the best paper by the Association for Medical Education in Europe.

During this educational session we will fulfill the following goals:

– To explore how mental processes outside of our awareness can influence how we perceive and understand reality

– To learn how researchers measure and understand social cognition and implicit bias

– To provide actionable steps individuals and organizations can employ to mitigate the influence of biases on thoughts and behaviors

Join us on Monday, April 19th at 3pm (ET) if you want to understand and eliminate your implicit bias.

Note: we welcome people of any gender or nationality to this workshop.