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Deep Bias: Examining the Cognitive and Physiological Underpinnings of Intergroup Prejudice

Project description

Uncovering deep mechanisms of biases

Fuelled by prejudice and discrimination, intergroup conflict is a global phenomenon and one that has resulted in the worst tragedies in our history. Yet, modern interventions based on motivational theories have done little to reduce prejudice. A fresh understanding of the deep mechanisms of prejudices is needed. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme, the EU-funded DeepBias project will use cutting-edge cognitive and physiological measures to advance our understanding of the sources of individual differences in prejudice. It will take a fundamentally different approach to researching intergroup prejudices. It will study how individual differences in implicit sensitivity to threat shape an individual’s prejudice.


Net EU contribution
€ 187 572,48
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00