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Workshop: Implicit Associations, Insidious Assumptions: Unintended Manifestations of Bias in Everyday Life

Mar 14, 2024, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Thursday, March 14, 2024
Leo Taylor

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This 90-minute workshop will provide an introduction to unconscious associations that can lead to an affinity toward or prejudice against some people (implicit bias). We will explore how our socialization process leads to the formation of conscious and unconscious associations, stereotypes, and prejudices that influence how we treat and view others in unintended ways. Participants will learn common ways that bias shows up in daily life and identify strategies that can help reduce the impact of implicit biases. During the session participants will complete and discuss an Implicit Association Test (IAT) – a tool that can help users identify hidden associations that can fuel bias. 

After participating in this program participants will be able to:
• Describe associations and how they are formed
• Understand how associations can lead to implicit bias
• Begin identifying ways the socialization process has resulted in the formation of “experience filters” through which we perceive others