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What Is Implicit Bias?

vitalvoices Speaker Series Answers The Question


By Sheryl E. Taylor

UHD College of Public Service’s (CPS) Center for Public Service & Community Research and the Lab for Equity In Action is hosting the upcoming vitalvoices Speaker Series 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 29.

The virtual event will feature social psychologist and author Dr. Carol Tavris’ best-selling book with Elliot Aronson, “Mistakes Were Made (but not by me).”

Moderated by Dr. Nina Barbieri, Director of UHD Lab Equity In Action, Tavris will address the concept of implicit bias or cognitive dissonance and how do these concepts have to do with life in America today? Tavris will speak about these and how to understand them in ourselves and recognize them in others. Conversation will include real life examples of these concepts as we see them in public life. The session will conclude with a Q&A with the author.

The first 100 people to register will be automatically entering into a drawing for a free copy of Tavris’ book.

Register here for this Zoom event.

For more information contact Steven Villano, Director of Center for Public Service & Community Research, at villanos@uhd.edu.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.