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Whether it be growing concerns about bias or recognition of the value of diversity, many organizations and institutions have elected to deemphasize race or remove it entirely from their decision-making processes. Yet new evidence from psychological science research suggests that this color-blind approach may not be as effective as people believe it is. ... More>
Psychological scientist Margaret Beale Spencer says that children can teach us a lot about the society in which they’re raised. In 2010, CNN commissioned her to lead a pilot study on race. ... More>
In a 2007 episode of the television show Boston Legal, a character claimed to have figured out that a cop was racist because his amygdala activated - displaying fear, when they showed him pictures of black people. This link between the amygdala and fear – especially a fear of others unlike us, has gone too far, not only in pop culture, but also in psychological science, say the authors of a new paper which will be published in the February issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ... More>
Watch Sabrica Barnett from the City University of New York present her APSSC Award–winning research on “Not Fully Black, but Not Fully White: Whites’ Perceptions of Black-White Biracials.”... More>