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Selected to Stereotype - Donelan Selected to Stereotype - Donelan Presentation Transcript

  • SELECTING STEREOTYPES
  • Selected to Stereotype
  • Selecting for Schemas
  • Stereotypes with Schemas
  • Associations contradict Values Reality Puzzle
  • Unintentional Self-Interest
  • Implicit Bias
    • 2004 study by Will A. Cunningham at Ohio State University*
    • 30 milliseconds = activity in amygdala = vigilance*
    • .5 seconds = activity in prefrontal = internal conflict*
    *Carpenter, Siri. “Buried Prejudice” Scientific American Mind . April/May 2008: p. 35.
  • Internal Conflict = Control The frontal brain areas that are activated during slightly longer exposure to the faces could underlie the will to overcome bias
  • Stereotypes are Memes
  • Memes Equality Fairness Tolerance
  • Stereotypes throughout History
    • Negative stereotypes were more pervasive in the past
    • In-Group versus ~In- Group
    • In America, there were many groups competing for survival
  • Structure to Support Equality
    • 1920 – National Women’s Suffrage
    • 1965 – Voting Rights Act
    • 2003 – Same Sex Marriage
  • Memes vs Genes and Morality
    • Memetic selection seems to take control with stereotypes
    • We are stuck with our stone-age brains, but still have control over our behaviors despite predispositions
  • Closer to an Entirely Egalitarian Society Memetic Squirrel of Equality Wins
  • Zen and the Art of Brain Rewiring