International Women in Science Conference

Abstracts

Brian Nosek

Mind Bugs: The Ordinary Origins of Bias

What is in our minds and how we experience our minds are not the same thing. Many mental activities occur automatically or unconsciously, including thoughts that are relevant to social perception, judgment, and action. Following interactive illustrations of mental events that exist outside of conscious awareness or conscious control, we will review evidence that people possess implicit attitudes and stereotypes about math and science that relate to their interest, participation, and performance in scientific fields.

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