Implicit Associations, Insidious Assumptions: Unintended Manifestations of Bias in Everyday Life

This 2-hour, interactive webinar will provide an overview of the various types of bias that humans experience with an emphasis on implicit bias. We will explore how our socialization process leads to the formation of conscious and unconscious associations, stereotypes, and prejudices that can influence how we treat others in unintended ways. Participants will learn common ways that bias manifests in the form of subtle microaggressions and identify strategies that can help reduce the impact of implicit biases. Prior to the webinar participants will be asked to complete several online Implicit Association Tests. The IAT is a tool that has been shown to predict discriminatory behavior in certain conditions and can be helpful in uncovering hidden biases. An opportunity for discussion of test results and their implications will be provided during the webinar. Stand Up, Speak Out! How to Interrupt Bias by Being an Active Bystander on November 17th builds upon the knowledge in this webinar.

This event is free and open to all OSU students, staff, and faculty. It will not be recorded.

If you have any questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations, please contact Alicia Baca ( Typically a two weeks' notice will allow us to provide seamless access.