headshot of Social psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt

Social psychologist Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

Postponed: The March 19 presentation by social psychologist Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt will be rescheduled at a future date.

Social psychologist Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt will present her talk, “Biased,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in the Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall on Illinois State University’s campus.

The talk, which is part of the Illinois State University Speaker Series, is free and open to the public.

Eberhardt is fascinated by the ways ingrained stereotypes can affect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior.

Inspired by Silicon Valley innovation, she aims to combine social psychological insights with technology to improve outcomes in the criminal justice system and beyond. In her book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, Eberhardt offers a reasoned look into the effects of implicit racial bias, offers practical suggestions for reform, and takes the reader behind the scenes to police departments implementing her strategies.

Cover of the book <em>Biased</em> by Jennifer Eberhardt with the words Boased, uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

Cover of the book Biased by Jennifer Eberhardt

Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford and a recipient of a 2014 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant. She has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was named one of Foreign Policy‘s 100 Leading Global Thinkers. She also is co-founder and co-director of SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions), a Stanford Center that brings together researchers and practitioners to address significant social problems.

The talk is part of the Speaker Series at Illinois State University. The Illinois State University Speaker Series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process.