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Colloquium Series 2018-19: Dr. Margo Monteith

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Speak out or forever hear their piece:  Confronting prejudice in the 21st century

Contemporary prejudice and stereotyping often take subtle forms that are rooted in societal systems that perpetuate the status quo of inequality. Sometimes people’s experiences provide self-insight into their biases, which can instigate self-regulatory processes aimed at bias reduction. However, biases often elude self-recognition, or are regarded as justifiable. Interpersonal confrontation, where people speak out to expose others’ biases, may both raise awareness of bias and establish norms for non-biased responding. But is confrontation actually effective at encouraging self-regulation and stopping bias in its tracks? Does confrontation effectiveness vary by race and gender of the confronter, by what form of bias is confronted, and by the use of different confrontation strategies? While exploring moderating and mediating factors, this talk will underscore the essential role of confrontation for encouraging personal and societal change.

Talk held in room 107 of Brogden Psychology Building 4 PM on April 4th, 2019.

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April 4
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm