Psychological Challenges of Diversity and Inclusion – ‘The Elephant in the Room’

David Wang Auditorium, 3rd floor Dalia Maydan Bldg.
Mrs. Inbal Zipris

Mrs. Inbal Zipris

Employment Program Director- The Applied Center for Psychology of Social Change. Baruch, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya -Ivcher School of Psychology

The purpose of the lecture is to raise awareness of the psychological challenge that processes of recruitment and integration of people from diverse social groups are facing and to instill Diversity-Mindset as a response to this challenge.

During the Lecture, we will discuss different psychological challenges such as unconscious biases, fundamental attribution error and stereotype threat, as well as strategies to deal with them.

These challenges may have an impact on decision-making processes and lead us to make erroneous and biased judgments towards people from different social groups. These challenges often prevents people from different groups reach their own potential and make organizations and society more diverse and equal.

The lecture is given in the framework of the Committee for Higher Education initiative on promoting the status of minorities in the Israeli Academia.