Social Sciences Forum
“Implicit Social Cognition”
Mahzarin Banaji, Harvard University
Thursday, April 27, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
How deep are the bounds on human thinking and feeling and how do they shape social interactions and decisions? For the past 25 years, Dr. Banaji has studied mental processes that appear to operate without conscious awareness or conscious control. In social contexts, the decisions that stem from such processes (i.e., automatically elicited social preferences and beliefs) can be at odds with consciously expressed preferences and beliefs and even one’s intentions and moral values.
From this basic dissociation between implicit and explicit social cognition we have explored the nature of implicit social cognition: its universality and cultural variations, its developmental origins, stability and malleability, and prediction of behavior in a variety of contexts.
Admission is free.
Directions and parking information
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, paid visitor parking is available in the Walker Avenue Garage adjacent to the Library — please see here for additional information. The Library Gallery is located on the first floor of the Library, situated on the left immediately past the lobby.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology