Above: ASU football game or protesting Buddhist monks?
Why do we so readily view others as being male or female, young or old, rich or poor, Black, White, or Asian? Foundation Professor Steven Neuberg and his students are showing that the roots of many stereotypes, prejudices, and stigmas likely lie deep in our evolved minds.
“If we more clearly understand the sources of our biases,” Neuberg says, “we will be better able to counter them.” Read more about this award-winning work and Neuberg’s research on global conflict by visiting his lab website and the Evolutionary Social Cognition Lab(posted 3/25/14).
Image of South Korean monks courtesy of Meye, AP, 2008.