President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent

Social Psychological Phenomena

Speaker: Dr. Steven Spencer

Dr. Steven Spencer
Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Chair in Social Psychology, Ohio State University

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
SFU's Big Data Hub
Presentation Studio
Applied Science Building 10900
Burnaby campus

Event Recording

Dr. Steven Spencer is a preeminent scholar of stereotypes and prejudice and their effects on people’s self-concept and academic performance. He published the pioneering study of stereotype threat on women’s math performance in a 1999 article that has been cited over 2,500 times. Dr. Spencer has more than a decade of experience at the University of Waterloo researching how implicit biases affect women in math and engineering. Dr. Spencer’s more recent experience is in conducting and assessing the overall effectiveness of longitudinal interventions in educational contexts. 

There will be a networking reception following the lecture.

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