One of the world's most prominent social psychologists on tackling racial bias

Jennifer Eberhardt shares her fascinating research findings on the science behind unconscious racial bias on Yahoo Finance UK's "Global Change Agents with Lianna Brinded" show.

One of the world's most prominent social psychologists on tackling racial bias

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Speaking on Yahoo Finance UK’s Global Change Agents with Lianna Brinded show, Eberhardt, a 2014 MacArthur “Genius Award” grant recipient, said she conducted her “very first social psychology experiment” aged just five. “I just was really excited about … turning five and had been looking forward to this for quite a while,” Eberhardt said. “My sister and my girlfriend next-door, they sat with me at the table and sung ‘Happy Birthday,’ and we had cake, and there were candles on the cake, and so it was an incredible moment I was waiting for and I was finally there: I was finally five.

She decided to stage an intervention: closing her eyes and promising herself she would forever remember exactly what it felt like in that moment to be five. “That was my study and it’s funny because what I wished for actually did work: I still remember myself at five,” Eberhardt said. “I was on my way then to becoming a social psychologist, I think, even though I didn’t know what that meant.

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