Empowering People to Break the Bias Habit – Virtual Event

Featuring: William TL Cox, PhD

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@ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The UCEDD and LEND program are hosting a distance “Breaking the Bias Habit” training from 9am-noon on February 23, 2024 with Dr. William Cox. There is no cost for Waisman Center faculty, staff, students, postdocs, or other trainees to participate.

The cost for this training is $30 per person for anyone not an employee or student/trainee at the Waisman Center.

You may register individually, or as a group with a single funding source.  Only those individuals who do attend the training will be charged the $30.

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About the Talk:

Over the past 14 years, Dr. Cox and his colleagues have developed and experimentally tested the bias habit-breaking intervention, which Dr. Cox will present in this session. This training:

  1. equips attendees with a deeper understanding of ways that race bias, gender bias, or other intergroup biases can seep into judgments and behavior unintentionally, and
  2. empowers people to reduce the inuence of those biases by teaching a set of concrete evidence-based tools for reducing biases and creating inclusion. The bias habit-breaking intervention was the rst, and remains the only intervention that has been shown experimentally to produce long-term reductions in bias and increases in inclusion and equity.

In contrast to many diversity or bias trainings that are neither evidence-based nor experimentally tested, the habit-breaking intervention has been rigorously assessed in dozens of randomized-controlled studies, and shows robust long-term effectiveness.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Cox’s research all serves the ultimate goal of understanding and reducing the injustice, human suffering, and disparities that arise from stereotyping and prejudice. A key theme throughout his work is understanding fundamental processes at play in stereotyping and bias, especially how neural, cognitive, and cultural processes lead to the perpetuation of stereotypes and biases. His work also serves as a bridge between basic, fundamental science and translational, applied intervention work: he leverages advances in basic knowledge about stereotype perpetuation to develop, test, and rene evidence-based interventions to reduce bias.

Dr. Cox received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His contributions to basic and translational research on stereotyping and bias reduction were recently recognized by National Institute of General Medical Sciences at NIH in the form of a Maximizing Investigator’s Research Award. His work has been featured several times
on NPR and WPR, and has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Vanity Fair, and other major outlets.

William Cox