A Statewide Implicit Bias Conference for the Massachusetts Legal Services Community
Friday, June 3, 2016
9 am – 2 pm
Dwight Performing Arts Center
Framingham State University
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
Dr. Mahzarin Banaji, Professor of Social Ethics
Harvard University, Department of Psychology
The purpose of the seminar is to reveal mental blindspots that can compromise our personal and professional decisions if they are left unattended. Professor Banaji will advance ideas about where such bias comes from and how to think about “outsmarting” our own minds in order to reach the goals we have chosen for ourselves with deliberation.
About the Presenter
Dr. Mahzarin Banaji taught at Yale for 15 years where she was Ruben Post Halleck Professor of Psychology. Since 2002 she has been Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics in the Department of Psychology at Harvard while also serving as the first Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is also currently Harvard College Professor in recognition for excellence in teaching and advising.
Banaji is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Herbert Simon Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the British Academy. She has received several awards, among them Yale’s Hixon Prize for teaching excellence, a Guggenheim fellowship, a citation from the President of the American Psychological Association, the Diener Prize for outstanding contributions to social psychology and named William James Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science for significant lifetime contributions to the basic science of psychology. In 2014 she received Barnard College’s highest honor, the Medal of Distinction and in 2015 an honorary degree from Smith College.
Professor Banaji studies unconscious thinking and feeling as they unfold in social group contexts, especially implicit decisions about people’s worth, goodness, and competence. She is the author of the book Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People with Anthony Greenwald, published by Random House.
This conference is sponsored by the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation.
Who should attend?
All legal services employees in Massachusetts are invited and encouraged to attend this free conference.
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PLEASE NOTE: Limited visitor parking is available at the Admissions Welcome Center (view map). Additional parking is available behind the McCarthy Center and in any of the commuter parking lots. Please anticipate a 5-minute walk from the commuter parking lots to the main campus.