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Psych and Brain Sciences hosts Dr. Luis Rivera – Social Hour and Research Talk – 2 night event

December 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Luis Rivera
Associate Professor, Rutgers University-Newark

Thursday, December 2, 2021
6-7pm, online – please register here.
Zoom Career Social Hour for Grad Students and Research talk on Social Psychology- Criminal Justice Project

Friday, December 3, 2021
5:15-7pm, in-person, please register here.
Campus Center, Marriott Room (11th floor)
Implicit criminal cognition: Empirical (and some controversial) insights from a social psychology-criminal justice project
All attendees must be vaccinated and wear a mask when not eating or drinking.

Dr. Rivera’s research has implications for the development and maintenance of stigmatized individuals’ social identities, the expression of implicit (and explicit) stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, and the presence and persistence of health disparities between members of socially advantaged and disadvantaged groups. As an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow (STPF) in the office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (Oregon), Rivera used his expertise on implicit and explicit biases to draft legislation and oversight letters that addressed the role of biases in artificial intelligence, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on marginalized groups. Read more about his fellowship experience here and here.


December 2, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Marriott Room Campus Center – 11th floor
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003
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