Townhall: Anthony Greenwald: ‘Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People’

Think you know your own mind? Think you can assess others fairly and accurately? Think again, says UW Professor of Psychology Anthony Greenwald: We all carry hidden biases from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. Using the revolutionary Implicit Association Test, which Greenwald helped create, the co-author of Blindspot reveals these biases; questions the extent to which they—without our awareness or conscious control—shape our likes, dislikes, and judgments about people; and shows us well-intentioned “good people” how to adapt our beliefs and behavior to “outsmart the machine” in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Advance tickets are $5 at www.townhallseattle.org or 888/[masked] and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.
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  • Michael R. W.

    Address is posted incorrectly. It Shauld be[masked]th Ave (not St), Seattle WA. As posted, maps indicate somewhere near Marysville.

    February 13, 2013

  • Michael R. W.

    Amazing. With only 8 explorers attending, Town Hall expects to sell out. Thanks everyone for bringing so many friends.

    February 13, 2013

  • Don

    Sorry a personal issue has come up and I will not be able to attend.

    February 13, 2013

  • Steve R.

    Heya, would like to connect with this group. Is there a meetup planned tonight and if so where/when? Or is this just an invite to the lecture (which I was planning to attend anyway)? Thanks all.

    February 13, 2013

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