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.