Lecture: Role of Racism & Discomfort in Helping Others

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us on November 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in O'Connell Hall 107 as Associate Professor and Department Chair of Psychology Jessica McManus, Ph.D. presents "Insights in Psychological Science: How Do Racism & Discomfort Play a Role in Helping Others." This is the first lecture of the 2019-2020 Carroll Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public.

This talk will highlight Dr. Jessica McManus’ most recent publication, Aversive Affect versus Racism as Predictors of Racial Discrimination in Helping. This research examines why discrimination in helping happens, specifically the extent to which racism and discomfort lead to less help being provided to Black than White persons. This publication covers over 10 years of data collected by Dr. McManus and her colleagues, which provides the opportunity to also discuss the scientific discovery process in psychology. The full abstract for this publication can be found online.

About Dr. McManus

Dr. Jessica McManus, recipient of the Distinguished Scholar of the Year Award in 2018, is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Carroll College. She earned her Masters and Doctorate degrees at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Her research focuses on the social and cognitive processes that lead to the discrimination of stigmatized groups (e.g., racial minorities, individuals with intellectual disabilities). 


About the Distinguished Lecture Series

The Carroll Distinguished Lecture Series features Carroll faculty sharing their scholarly and creative work with the Carroll and Helena communities. There will be three lectures per year, providing opportunities for community members to learn about relevant and meaningful topics of our time.

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