I'm Calvin Lai, Ph.D., and I'm a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. Starting this fall, I'll be an Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
Implicit biases outside of conscious awareness separates what we value (e.g., racial equality) from what we do (e.g., racial discrimination). My research seeks to reconcile what we value and what we do by finding the most effective strategies for combatting the effects of implicit bias.
In much of this work, I take large-scale comparative approaches. This includes a research contest comparing seventeen interventions to reduce implicit racial biases and a meta-analysis on implicit bias change.
Contact me: calvinlai [at] fas.harvard.edu
Note: I am hiring a full-time lab manager / research technician for next year! For a description, see this link.
What's implicit bias?
What can you do about it? One approach!