Unlearning LGBTQ+ Implicit Biases on Campus

Title

Unlearning LGBTQ+ Implicit Biases on Campus

Authors

Presenter(s)

Morgan Couture

Comments

This presentation was given live at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 via Zoom. A recording of the presentation is included below.

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Description

Just as prejudices are learned, they are also possible to “unlearn.” College is often the first opportunity students have to encounter LGBTQ+ themes and communities. Therefore, regardless of intentions, students are likely to act on biases they have formed prior to entering college. This can create a challenging environment for LGBTQ+ students to live and study in. Cognitive psychology research has identified successful strategies for reducing bias. This session proposes a customized digital learning module based on this research, aimed at helping UD students unlearn LGBTQ+ biases. This session will also be an opportunity to gain insight and feedback from stakeholders in preparation to implement this project on campus.

Publication Date

4-22-2020

Project Designation

Independent Research

Primary Advisor

Laura Gentner Hutchinson

Primary Advisor's Department

The Brook Center

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, Student Development, Multidisciplinary

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Reduced Inequalities; Gender Equality

Unlearning LGBTQ+ Implicit Biases on Campus

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