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Hear Me Out: The Signals Accents Send

6/15/2018
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Voices are more than just sounds. They’re auditory faces that can give clues to who we are. In the time it takes to say “hello,” we can identify a person’s ethnic or cultural background as different from ours. Yet this can lead to other impressions that are just...wrong. How might accents influence our judgments? And what’s the cost? For references and related material, visit http://outsmartinghumanminds.org. ------------------------ “Hear Me Out” was created and developed by Mahzarin...

Duration:00:10:55

Shifting Standards: The Tall and the Short of It

6/15/2018
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Albert Einstein, we would say, is a genius. Yet we might say the same for a puppy that can open a cabinet to get her snacks. Sometimes it makes sense to shift our standards based on context. But are we raising and lowering the bar when we shouldn’t? For references and related material, visit http://outsmartinghumanminds.org. ------------------------ “Shifting Standards” was created and developed by Mahzarin Banaji and Olivia Kang with funding from PwC and Harvard University. Narration by...

Duration:00:09:45

The Standards We Choose: The Police Chief Study

6/15/2018
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Book-smart or street-smart? Education or experience? We like to think we use objective criteria to make decisions. But what happens when we choose the person first, then use the standard that supports our decision? How might the “pictures in our heads” drive the criteria we choose? For references and related material, visit http://outsmartinghumanminds.org. ------------------------ “The Standards We Choose” was created and developed by Mahzarin Banaji and Olivia Kang with funding from PwC...

Duration:00:10:38

Implicit Revolution Part 2: From the Lab to the Web

1/14/2018
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Listen to Part 1 here: https://soundcloud.com/outsmartinghumanminds/implicit-revolution-part-1-from-amnesia-to-associations 40 years ago, memory researchers showed us that patients with amnesia could form new memories… implicitly. This sparked an ongoing revolution in research on the hidden mind: how it learns, how it influences us, and how it can be measured and changed. For references and related material, visit http://outsmartinghumanminds.org. ------------------------ The Implicit...

Duration:00:11:51

Implicit Revolution Part 1: From Amnesia to Associations

1/14/2018
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Listen to Part 2 here: https://soundcloud.com/outsmartinghumanminds/implicit-revolution-part-2-from-the-lab-to-the-web 40 years ago, memory researchers showed us that patients with amnesia could form new memories… implicitly. This sparked an ongoing revolution in research on the hidden mind: how it learns, how it influences us, and how it can be measured and changed. For references and related material, visit http://outsmartinghumanminds.org. ------------------------ The Implicit...

Duration:00:11:20

The Mind of the Beholder

9/27/2017
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You perform well at work one day, but not the next. One person sees you as “warm”, another as “cold”. Maybe it's you -- but there's another possibility: that a belief in one person’s mind can shape another person’s behavior. For references and related material, visit http://outsmartinghumanminds.org. ------------------------ The Mind of the Beholder was created and developed by Mahzarin Banaji and Olivia Kang with funding from PwC and Harvard University. Narration by Olivia Kang, featuring...

Duration:00:07:27

Moral Credentialing

9/27/2017
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We work out, then pig out. We donate to charity, then indulge in retail therapy. Does this also happen with our good deeds? How can we avoid bringing our moral scorecards to the workplace? For references and related material, visit http://outsmartinghumanminds.org. ------------------------ Moral Credentialing was created and developed by Mahzarin Banaji and Olivia Kang with funding from PwC and Harvard University. Narration by Olivia Kang, featuring Sa-Kiera Hudson (Harvard University)...

Duration:00:07:17