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Racial Bias in Criminal Justice

Unconscious biases toward African Americans still produce major inequities in the criminal justice system. Using statistical analyses, Jennifer Eberhardt has documented how racially coded features, such as a defendant’s skin […]... More>


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First-Rate Science on Symposium Sunday

APS always saves some of the best for last — does that mean we’d pass the marshmallow test? Every year, the Annual Convention’s can’t-miss Symposium Sunday offers cutting-edge findings on urgent public and scientific topics. In New York, these include research on attitudes about climate change and nontraditional methods for delivering cognitive-behavioral therapy. ... More>


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The Science and the Injustice of the Central Park Jogger Case

A screening of The Central Park Five, a documentary about racial bias and false confessions, accompanied the “Law & (Dis)Order: Psychological Science in the Legal System” theme program. Yusef Salaam, one of the exonerees in the Central Park jogger rape case, details his harrowing experiences. APS Fellow Saul Kassin and filmmaker Sarah Burns join Salaam for a discussion of the film. ... More>


Supreme Court Breakfast Table: The court acknowledges “unconscious prejudice.”


Racial Bias Extends to the Crosswalk

A new study from Portland State University finds that drivers are far less likely to yield for black pedestrians compared to white ones. ... More>