BRIAN NOSEK US
University of Virginia
Monday, 24 September, 18:30–19:45, Apollon Auditorium
Scientific careers - how are they shaped by attitudes and stereotypes?
Conscious experience provides an immediate, compelling, and incomplete account of mental life. Much of perception, thinking, and action is shaped by mental activity that occurs outside of conscious awareness or conscious control. These "implicit" processes have application in many aspects of social life, but the particular focus of this session is their implications for diversity in science. Implicit attitudes and stereotypes about gender and science can play a role in participation and performance in scientific careers.
Brian Nosek received a Ph.D. in from Yale University in 2002 and is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. In 2007, he received early career awards from the International Social Cognition Network (ISCON) and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). He directs Project Implicit an Internet-based multi-university collaboration of research and education about implicit cognition – thoughts and feelings that exist outside of awareness or control. Nosek’s research interests include implicit cognition, automaticity, social judgment and decision-making, attitudes and beliefs, stereotyping and prejudice, ideology, morality, identity, memory, and the interface between theory, methods, and innovation.