Diversity Science Lab

Calvin Lai, PhD | Washington University in St. Louis

We study how to redirect implicit biases.

Implicit biases outside of conscious awareness or control create a gap between what people value (e.g., racial equality) and what people do (e.g., racial discrimination). Our research seeks to close this gap by understanding how implicit bias works, figuring out when it changes, and developing interventions for addressing its consequences.

Lab in the News
01/18/2018 This test can reveal biases you don’t even know you have

09/28/2017 Why Some White St. Louis-Area Residents say Protesters are Hurting the Fight Against Racism

08/10/2017 Freedom Center Explores Implicit Bias

07/26/2017 USA Today Uses Image of Wrong Asian Man in Article Explaining… Implicit Bias

07/24/2017 Why Juries Have a Hard Time Convicting Cops