Selected to Stereotype - Donelan

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Selected to Stereotype - Donelan

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

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