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Dr. Marjorie H. Richey Lecture

Thursday, 08 November, 2018

Monica Biernat, Ph.D., of the University of Kansas, will deliver this year’s Dr. Marjorie H. Richey Lecture in Psychology at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business.

Biernat’s talk is “Stereotypes as shifting standards: Implications for social judgment and communication.” The talk will cover the ways in which race and gender stereotypes affect the judgments we make of individual women and men? This talk summarizes research on how stereotypes can operate as assimilative frames, leading us to “see” what we expect to see, or as standards of judgment, leading us to evaluate others with reference to group-specific expectations. The perspective of “shifting standards” has implications for how we communicate impressions of others, and for how those communications are understood.

SLU alumna Ann Beatty, Ph.D., CEO of Psychological Associates Inc., established the lecture in 1996 to honor her mentor, Marjorie Richey, who died in 2005. Richey served as a member of the SLU faculty for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1993.