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Mahzarin Banaji on “Group Love”

Posted on November 17, 2013

From Yale News (by Phoebe Kimmelman): On Thursday evening, Harvard psychologist Mahzarin Banaji delivered a talk entitled “Group Love” where she demonstrated that the audience held an implicit bias for Yale over Princeton. Banaji, who worked as a professor of psychology at Yale from 1986-2002 before taking a similar post at Harvard, focused in her […]

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Mahzarin Banaji on The Cycle

Posted on February 14, 2013

Situationist Contributor Mahzarin Banaji discusses her fantastic new book, Blind Spot, on the MSNBC show,  The Cycle.  Related Situationist posts: Situationist Contributor Mahzarin Banaji Speaks at HLS Mahzarin Banaji on B.F. Skinner Mahzarin Banaji at Harvard Law School Mahzarin Banaji’s Situation The Situation of a Situationist – Mahzarin Banaji Banaji & Greenwald on Edge – Part V Firstiness Go to Project […]

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Mahzarin Banaji on B.F. Skinner

Posted on December 19, 2012

Situationist Contributor Mahzarin Banaji on B.F. Skinner, “the preeminent psychologist of the 20th century.”

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Situationist Contributor Mahzarin Banaji Speaks at HLS

Posted on October 10, 2012

Dr. Mahzarin Banaji Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People Friday, October 12 at 5:00 pm Wasserstein Hall, Room 2019 Harvard Law School 1585 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA Followed by a public reception at 7:00 pm Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People* Mahzarin R. Banaji , Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics  at Harvard University […]

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Mahzarin Banaji at Harvard Law School

Posted on March 10, 2010

On Thursday, March 11th, the HLS Student Association for Law and Mind Sciences (SALMS) is hosting a talk by Harvard psychology professor Mahzarin Banaji entitled “Mind Bugs and the Science of Ordinary Bias.”  Here’s the description. * * * How deep are the bounds on human thinking and feeling and how do they shape social judgment?  […]

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Mahzarin Banaji’s Situation

Posted on January 13, 2009

From the Harvard Crimson, by Weiqi Zhang, here is a fascinating article titled “A Chance Road to Harvard” about the remarkable journey of Situationist contributor Mahzarin Banaji. * * * Fifteen-year-old Mahzarin R. Banaji says she dreamed of living the adventurous life of a secretary upon graduating from high school because she believed that further […]

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The Situation of a Situationist – Mahzarin Banaji

Posted on October 24, 2008

Billy Baker wrote a nice article, titled “She Explores Inner Workings of Bias,” about Situationist contributor Mahzarin Banaji in last week’s Boston Globe.  Here are some excerpts. * * * For two decades, Banaji has been a leading researcher into the nature of our implicit, unconscious biases, particularly as they unfold in a social context. […]

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Posted in Implicit Associations, Life, Politics, Social Psychology | 1 Comment »

Banaji & Greenwald on Edge – Part V

Posted on April 1, 2008

There is a video interview of Tony Greewald and Situationist contributor Mahzarin Banaji on Edge. We’re posting parts of the transcript in several bite-sized installments. Part I is here; Part II is here; Part III is here; and Part IV is here. * * * BANAJI: Liberals sometimes have trouble with this test. Thy have […]

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Banaji & Greenwald on Edge – Part IV

Posted on March 25, 2008

There is a video interview of Tony Greewald and Situationist contributor Mahzarin Banaji on Edge. We’re posting parts of the transcript in several bite-sized installments. Part I is here; Part II is here; and Part III is here. GREENWALD: We have of course written quite a few papers reporting our research with the IAT, but […]

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Banaji & Greenwald on Edge – Part III

Posted on March 19, 2008

There is a great video interview of Tony Greewald and Situationist contributor Mahzarin Banaji on Edge. We’re posting parts of the transcript in several bite-sized installments. Part I is here; Part II is here. * * * GREENWALD: The race IAT was critical. It is the version of the IAT that got the widest attention, […]

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Banaji & Greenwald on Edge – Part II

Posted on March 14, 2008

There is a great video interview of Tony Greewald and Situationist contributor Mahzarin Banaji on Edge. We’ll post parts of the transcript in several bite-sized installments. Part I is here. * * * GREENWALD: At various points in my career I have worked on some very interesting questions, such as: How is voluntary action controlled? […]

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Banaji & Greenwald on Edge – Part I

Posted on March 10, 2008

There is a great video interview of Tony Greewald and Situationist contributor Mahzarin Banaji on Edge. We’ll post parts of the transcript in several bite-sized installments. * * * ANTHONY GREENWALD: In 1900, mathematician David Hilbert made a list of 23 recognized questions that the field of mathematics should regard as important unanswered questions and, […]

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Supreme Court Acknowledges “Unconscious Prejudice.”

Posted on June 26, 2015

From Slate, by Kenji Yoshino: Thursday’s blockbuster opinion in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project case will be primarily and justly remembered for interpreting the Fair Housing Act to include a disparate-impact cause of action. In anti-discrimination law, “disparate treatment” requires an intent to discriminate, while “disparate impact” can allow a […]

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Not Your Granparents’ Prejudice

Posted on April 26, 2013

From NPR’s Code Switch (by Shankar Vedantam) a story about Situationist Contributor Mahzarin Banaji and Situationist friend Tony Greenwald. Harvard psychologist Mahzarin Banaji was once approached by a reporter for an interview. When Banaji heard the name of the magazine the reporter was writing for, she declined the interview: She didn’t think much of the […]

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Tony Greenwald Wins the William James Fellow Award

Posted on April 8, 2013

From the Washington Daily (an article about Situationist friend Tony Greenwald): Even though a black man sits in the White House, and a gay woman legislates in the Senate, according to nearly two decades of research by a professor of psychology at the UW, Anthony Greenwald, most people are racially, ethnically, religiously, or sexually biased. […]

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Blind Spot

Posted on March 3, 2013

From the Harvard Gazette (an article about Situationist Contributor Mahzarin Banaji’s extroardinary new book, co-authored with Anthony Greenwald): Mahzarin Banaji shouldn’t have been biased against women. A leading social psychologist — who rose from unlikely circumstances in her native India, where she once dreamed of becoming a secretary — she knew better than most that […]

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Rising Star Interviews – Dana Carney

Posted on January 29, 2013

In 2011, APS published a series of “Rising Star” interviews, including several of scholars who are Situationist Contributors or good friends of blog.  We will highlight some of those interviews in weeks ahead.  Here is the interview of Situationist friend, Dana Carney. What does your research focus on? I am interested in the incredible power […]

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Firstiness

Posted on August 25, 2012

From Haas Newswroom (UC Berkeley) (a press release regarding an article co-authored by Situationist Contributor Mahzarin Banaji and Situationist friend Dana Carney): How people make choices depends on many factors, but a new study finds people consistently prefer the options that come first: first in line, first college to offer acceptance, first salad on the […]

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Prejudiced at Age 3?

Posted on June 27, 2012

Excerpts from a recent Boston Globe article about recent work Situationist Contributor, Mahzarin Banaji: For more than four decades, the notion that racism and physical prejudice don’t fully develop in humans until the teen or adult years has been at the root of research into racism. Popular scientific belief had been that children, who only […]

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Implicit Bias in the Law Conference – This Thursday

Posted on June 12, 2012

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 9:00 AM Location: Austin Hall, Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School Address: 1515 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA Presenters include Situationist Contributors Mahzarin Banaji, Jon Hanson, Jerry Kang. From the conference web page: “Despite cultural progress in reducing overt acts of racism, stark racial disparities continue to define American life. This conference […]

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