Translating Psychological Science to Law (and Back)

June 4, 2014

My co-author Nilanjana Dasgupta and I were guest columnists for the “Presidential Column” of the APS (Association for Psychological Science). Thanks to Elizabeth Phelps for inviting our thoughts. Science teaches us new facts about the world. Psychological science teaches us new facts about the human mind and behavior. If new discoveries in psychology falsify “common […]

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Public Lecture: Grand Challenges in Implicit Social Cognition and the Law

January 12, 2014

Update: The lecture will be video recorded, with a link put up on the Straus 2013-14 Events page. — I’ll be giving a public lecture at the Straus Institute at NYU Law on Feb 11, 2014 at 6pm.  It’s open to the public, but please RSVP. On behalf of The Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Institute […]

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TEDx — Immaculate Perception?

December 11, 2013

Update January 28, 2014 My TEDx San Diego talk titled: Immaculate Perception? is now on line.  Enjoy! If you want to learn more about implicit bias, here’s a useful guide to my scholarship.    

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Communications Law Casebook 2013 Supplement Now Available

July 25, 2013

For those who have adopted my Communications Law & Policy Casebook (Foundation 4th ed.), the annual supplement is now online. Approximately 30 pages.

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Duke’s Anti-Asian “Racist Rager”

February 7, 2013

It’s hard to believe, but according to Alex Johnson of NBC News, the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Duke advertised and held a “Racist Rager” party mocking Asians. The event was promoted through flyers and email messages that included stereotyped Asian spellings like “herro” and “peopre” and images of the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. […]

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Minding the Court

November 27, 2012

Dr. Pam Casey from the National Center for State Courts alerted me to the following.   The American Judges Association (AJA) recently adopted a White Paper “Minding the Court: Enhancing the Decision-Making Process” focused on helping judges better understand the scientific research now available on how we process information and make decisions. Judge Kevin Burke, […]

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LCLD Keynote

November 5, 2012

Back in September 2012, I gave a keynote to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity about implicit bias and stereotype threat and their impact on building the best legal teams. Their website is hosting various video clips from my talk. Enjoy.

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Whatever — by Gerry Spann

September 26, 2012

I usually don’t post about law review articles, and the like, but I just read this short terrific essay by Gerry Spann on the upcoming Fisher affirmative action case.   It’s titled Whatever. Priceless.

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Stereotype Threat Amicus Brief – Fisher v Texas

August 13, 2012

We’ve just filed an amicus brief on behalf of Experimental Psychologists in the Fisher v. Univ. of Texas case. It discusses the phenomenon of stereotype threat. The scientists taking the lead are Greg Walton (Stanford) and Steve Spencer (Waterloo). Nearly all the major researchers on stereotype threat have signed on. Stuart Banner and I, from UCLA, and Rachel Godsil, […]

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Terrific Resources on Implicit Bias and the Courts

April 1, 2012

The National Center for State courts have produced terrific resources for the problem of implicit bias and the courts. “Helping Courts Address Implicit Bias” is available at: http://www.ncsconline.org/D_Research/ref/implicit.html   From NCSC: The resources include the report of the three pilot educational programs on implicit bias and shorter excerpts from the large report that can be used […]

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