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Webinar: Insights from Social Psychology and Neuroscience on Bias

Date and Time

September 18, 2019



Sponsor(s): Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity (ODWD)

On September 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. EDT, the NIMH Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity (ODWD) is hosting the second webinar in its 2019 series. Dr. Georgina Rippon of the Aston Brain Centre at Aston University in Birmingham, United Kingdom, will present “Insights from Social Psychology and Neuroscience on Bias.”

It is important for researchers to recognize that implicit biases can hinder progress in science by perpetuating stereotypes and myths. Implicit biases perpetuate stereotypes of individuals and groups based on their race, ethnicity, disability, gender, gender identity, and/or sexual orientation. The scientific community must recognize that implicit biases can create significant barriers to education and advancement within the field. One way to combat such biases is to understand their psychological and neural underpinnings in science better.

Dr. Rippon will describe research on the psychological and neural underpinnings of biases in science and engage the audience in a discussion surrounding the issue of how to overcome biases in science.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Gina Rippon is an international expert on brain-imaging and technique, and Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at the Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. She has a Ph.D. in Psychophysiology from the University of London. With a background in psychology and physiology, she uses state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques such as MEG and fMRI to investigate the links between individual differences in brain activity and individual differences in behavior. Her research covers both typical and atypical behavior, including schizophrenia and developmental dyslexia. She currently works in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders, where she is part of a team investigating abnormal patterns of brain connectivity. She also writes and speaks from a critical neuroscience perspective on the study of sex and gender differences in the brain.

Learn more about Dr. Rippon .

More Information: 
This webinar series is intended for the public, interested NIH staff, and investigators conducting or interested in conducting research on mental health disparities, sexual and gender minority mental health, women’s mental health, minority mental health, and rural mental health.

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