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Understanding Implicit Bias with Brian Nosek

The Charlottesville-area community is invited to Understanding Implicit Bias, a free interactive session with UVa Professor of Psychology Brian Nosek on how implicit bias can unintentionally influence our judgment and action through factors that we may not recognize, or even value. Brian will share scientific data and offer tools that we as a community may use as we continue to heal from the events of last summer.

For more information please contact the City of Charlottesville Office of Human Rights at 434-970-3023.



Through a non-profit, Project Implicit, Brian Nosek delivers lectures and education on implicit bias, diversity and inclusion, biases in decision-making, leadership, and barriers to innovation. The education may increase audience members' motivation and efficacy for taking action and provides direction for next steps to pursue personal and organizational innovation and change. Sessions draw on the latest scientific evidence and translate basic science into implications for organizational practice. Sessions are customized to the organization's business sector and goals.






Brian Nosek is co-Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Open Science that operates the Open Science Framework. COS is enabling open and reproducible research practices worldwide. Brian is also a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2002. He co-founded Project Implicit, a multi-university collaboration for research and education investigating implicit cognition - thoughts and feelings that occur outside of awareness or control. Brian investigates the gap between values and practices, such as when behavior is influenced by factors other than one's intentions and goals. Research applications of this interest include implicit bias, decision-making, attitudes, ideology, morality, innovation, and barriers to change. Nosek applies this interest to improve the alignment between personal and organizational values and practices. In 2015, he was named one of Nature's 10 and to the Chronicle for Higher Education Influence list.


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