Save the date 10/2/17: Department of Medicine Book Club

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Save the date: The Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee, the Program for Women in Internal Medicine, and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity are sponsoring a meeting of the Department of Medicine Book Club.

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
5:30-8 p.m.

Faculty Center, Seely Mudd Building

Please join us as we discuss "Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People" by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald.

Food and drink will be provided; please RSVP to

About the book

In "Blindspot," psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald utilize a procedure they created called the Implicit Association Test (IAT) to objectively examine the hidden biases that many people carry subconsciously. People learn these biases from a lifetime of exposure to society’s conceptions and portrayals of attributes such as age, gender, race, religion, disability, and social class. These biases can guide individuals’ behaviors, even if people are unaware of being subject to these beliefs.