Mind & Life

Buju Dasgupta - Social Context & Implicit Bias

April 9, 2021

BujuDasgupta_sq.jpgIn this episode, Wendy speaks with social psychologist Buju Dasgupta about her work on implicit bias, and the role of social context in shaping the mind. Their conversation covers many topics, including:

  • her path to merging science and social justice;
  • the crucial role of social context in implicit bias;
  • the malleability of implicit bias & the "wallpaper" of the mind;
  • how scientists measure unconscious processes (like implicit bias);
  • changing bias against women and underrepresented groups in STEM education;
  • links from this work into contemplative science;
  • increasing cross-disciplinary collaboration to advance research around equity;
  • the subtle ways we can change implicit bias by changing the wallpaper of our lives;
  • and turning research into social impact.

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