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Misunderstanding, Bias, and the Introspection Illusion

January 4 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
| Zoom

Emily ProninThe Department of Business Management invites you to a discussion about Misunderstanding, Bias, and the Introspection Illusion with Emily Pronin, Phd.

Disagreement is inevitable. But, the perceptions that people form of those on the “other side” of their disagreements can engender negative outcomes that go beyond what could be expected from the disagreement itself. I will discuss this phenomenon, and its roots in the basic mechanics of social cognition. People look inwards for self-understanding, but look outwards to behavior to understand others. This asymmetry can lead us to see ourselves as objective, and others as biased, and it can turn disagreement into conflict.

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About Emily Pronin, Phd
Dr. Pronin is Associate Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Her research concerns how people perceive themselves and others, and how those perceptions can fuel misunderstanding and conflict. She has published dozens of articles on the subject, with a focus on the adverse impact of people’s “blind spot” to their own biases. She teaches Introductory Psychology, as well as psychology for future practitioners (Masters in Public Affairs students). Pronin received her BA from Yale. She received her PhD from Stanford.

If you have any questions, contact Professor Brett Whysel of the Department of Business Management at bwhysel@bmcc.cuny.edu.

January 4
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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