Stanford psychology professor Jennifer Eberhardt, a MacArthur Fellow, shows how stereotypes arise and how they work in the background to shape people’s perceptions and actions. In crisp language, using research studies as well as history lessons, she demonstrates that bias against African-Americans is pervasive and longstanding. Luckily for those seeking a more just world, she also illustrates ways that people can journey through the challenge of bigotry to an appreciation for diversity. Knowledge is the first step. Students, social scientists, businesspeople and those seeking greater mutual understanding will benefit from her insights.
About the Author
Jennifer L. Eberhardt teaches psychology at Stanford University and is a recipient of a 2014 MacArthur “genius” grant. She is the co-director of Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions (SPARQ), a Stanford Center initiative bringing experts together to address social issues. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she was named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers.