Unconscious Bias with Harvard's Christopher Dial
Thursday, November 10, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00pm – 1:15pm: networking
1:15pm – 2:45pm: presentation/Q&A
2:45pm – 3:00pm: post-event networking
MIT Alumni Association and Resource Development Bldg., #W98
600 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
There is no fee for this event, but registration is required.
MIT and NEDRA are pleased to present Harvard's Christopher Dial, lab manager of the Social Cognition Laboratory in the department of psychology at Harvard University.
Every day we make thousands of decisions, both big and small. Some, such as how much toothpaste to squeeze when brushing our teeth, have become so routine that we are hardly even aware of them. Others, such as choosing a job or a spouse, we make with great care and deliberation. This seminar explores the unintentional mistakes that our brains make even when making big, important, thoughtful decisions, and how—without realizing it—our minds can lead us to behave in ways that don’t align with our personal values.
This seminar isn’t about dividing people into good and bad, us and them. Rather, it is an entertaining and interactive look at how our brains evolved in a world that presented us with very different choices from the world in which we live today. It is about identifying and understanding our unconscious biases, and learning how we can make smarter decisions in our careers, families, and communities.
Below is a link to the MIT Alumni Association and Resource Development Building on the MIT Campus map.
Public entrance is on the Memorial Drive side. The session will meet in the 6th floor conference/event room.
This building is on the Boston MBTA bus line known as the CT2 (which runs between Sullivan Square to Kendall Square to Ruggles; our stop is at Vassar & Amesbury Street stop).
There is a parking garage next door at the Cambridge Hyatt (for which there is a cost).