Residential Segregation and its Effects on Intergroup Cognition
In the U.S. today, racial segregation remains rampant in neighborhoods, schools, and even the workplace. Given the persistent inequity in terms of both race and social class in the U.S., my research utilizes perspectives from developmental, social, and cultural psychology to examine how features of our social and cultural contexts (e.g., racially segregated neighborhoods and classrooms) influence individualsÂ’ thoughts and feelings about intergroup relations, and how these psychological outcomes in turn reify existing inequities. In this talk, I will examine how racial segregation shapes both perceptions of othersÂ’ racial attitudes throughout development. In addition, I discuss how these perceptions may be used to justify and ultimately perpetuate the persistence of racial segregation. By bringing to light these processes, we can better understand why change is more difficult and slower than expected.
Room: 
1104
Event Type: 
Colloquium
Location: 
Berkeley Way West
Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Time: 
12:10:00
To: 
13:15:00
Event Sponsor: 
Personality and Social Research, Institute of
Event Speakers: 
Arianne Eason