The Black Lives Matter protests shaking the world have thankfully brought renewed attention not just to police brutality but to the broader role of racism in our society. Research suggests some roots of racism lie in the stereotypes we hold about different groups. And those stereotypes can affect everything from More
APS Member/Author: Jennifer Richeson For two days in early June, as America was erupting in sustained protests over the killing of a Black man, George Floyd, by police in Minneapolis, the most watched movie on Netflix was The Help. The 2011 film—which depicts Black servants working in affluent white households in 1960s More
For more than a century, police departments and news organizations have worked together to disseminate photos of people after their arrest, often bleary-eyed and despondent, sometimes defiant and smiling. It’s a practice as old as the mug shot itself: publicizing an unflattering close-up of a person’s face and profile, taken More
A sample of articles on the distinction between remembering and knowing, gender and social cognition, racial inequality in research, responses to bodily postures, goal-driven behavior, and the menstrual cycle and evolution. More
After George Floyd was killed by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, as three other police officers looked on, images and videos circulated via news and social media. Weeks earlier, video of Ahmaud Arbery’s killing[content warning: the linked post contains descriptions of graphic violence]went public, prompting the long-overdue arrest of More
One night in late May, Wendy Bohon and her mom were piecing a puzzle together at the dining room table when they heard from the living room a news anchor’s somber voice, prepping his audience for what they were about to see. Bohon knew the general details of George Floyd’s death in More
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