The psychology of good people

Listen 48:57

Guest: Dolly Chugh

We are all biased — so social scientists tell us. Even the most well-intentioned among us are prone to making internal judgements based on someone’s race, ethnicity, or gender. But psychologist DOLLY CHUGH says that we can do a lot more to fight our impulses and confront bias in ourselves and the world around us. Chugh, an associate professor of management and organizations at the Stern School of Business at New York University, comes in this hour to talk about ways to spot bias and the actions we can take to be more inclusive. Her new book is, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias.

WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal