THUNK – 69. #blacklivesmatter & Dual-Process Theory

The dual process theory of human cognition might relate closely to the #blacklivesmatter campaign.

-Links for the Curious-

THUNK Episode 16: Culture & Bias – www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ypRxx50Z9Q

“Stereotypes as Energy-Saving Devices: A Peek Inside the Cognitive Toolbox” – faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/bodenhausen/toolboxab.htm

Dual-Process Theories of Higher Cognition – pps.sagepub.com/content/8/3/223.abstract

Clark & Clark’s “Doll Study” from 1947, cited as illustrating a cultural preference for Caucasian appearance in children as early as 3 yrs. – i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/05/13/doll.study.1947.pdf

An interesting interview with a philosopher in the NYT about “All Lives Matter” – opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/12/whats-wrong-with-all-lives-matter/

Also, for all my LGBT viewers: way to go, guys, you did it, & I’m proud of you.

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