Psychology Lecture series

The psychological science of inequity and inequality

The 10th Annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lectures presents The Psychological Science of Inequity and Inequality. These free lectures discussed the latest research on factors affecting quality of life for underrepresented and non-majority individuals. As part of this popular series, notable experts from across the nation came to the University of Washington to co-present with faculty from the UW Department of Psychology.

This free, public series was made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Allen L. Edwards.

Videos of these lectures are now available online. Find links to them below.

Implicit Bias: How Should Psychological Science Inform the Law?

Anthony Greenwald, Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
Jerry Kang, Professor of Law, Professor of Asian American Studies and Associate Provost, UCLA, Korea Times — Hankook Ilbo Chair

In the last 30 years, psychology has undergone an “implicit revolution.” Occurring outside of awareness, implicit bias disadvantages segments of society, intrudes on law enforcement and affects the administration of justice. Read more.

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

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Orphaned and At-Risk: Responding Globally to the Needs of Children

Shannon Dorsey, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
Kathryn Whetten, Professor of Public Policy and Global Health, Duke University

Children in low and middle-income countries have high rates of mental health needs that go untreated. Task-sharing approaches, in which lay counselors deliver mental health interventions, and recognition of the important contextual role of caregivers are both critical for improving the outcomes for children and their families. Read more.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Understanding LGBT Inequities in America Today

Kristina Olson, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
Michelle Hebl, Professor of Psychology, Rice University

Even as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and issues receive greater national attention, discrimination lingers. LGBT people are fighting for rights, respect and recognition, while LGBT children are increasingly at the center of policy discussions in classrooms, sports teams and religious institutions. Read more.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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