Unlearning LGBTQ+ Implicit Biases on Campus
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.
Laura Gentner Hutchinson
Primary Advisor's Department
The Brook Center
Stander Symposium project, Student Development, Multidisciplinary
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Reduced Inequalities; Gender Equality
"Unlearning LGBTQ+ Implicit Biases on Campus" (2020). Stander Symposium Projects. 1924.