Originally presented on March 9, 2021
Children, even the youngest ones, are skilled at picking up the stereotypes and biases that surround them. At this Keiki Talk, you'll learn about the latest research into how kids develop racial and ethnic biases.
The presenter, Kristin Pauker, Ph.D., discussed the differences and similarities between children in Hawaiʻi and on the continental U.S. She also shared the research on creating inclusive environments that stop perpetuating these biases and stereotypes, with approaches not just on the individual level, but also on the systemic, policy level. We can create an antiracist Hawaiʻi—and it begins with our keiki.
About the Presenter
Kristin Pauker is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaiʻi and director of the Intergroup Social Perception Lab. She received her A.B. from Dartmouth College (2002), Ph.D. from Tufts University (2009), and completed postdoctoral study at Stanford University.
Originally born and raised in Hawaiʻi, she became fascinated with exploring how a person’s immediate environment and culturally-shaped theories about race impact basic social perception, social interactions, and stereotyping in childhood and throughout development.
Her research spans both Social and Developmental Psychology and has been widely published in academic journals (e.g., Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology) and featured in the media (e.g., New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Magazine).
She has been the recipient of a Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research, and a Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching, and her work has been supported with over $1 million in combined support from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Pauker is looking for new families (or schools) interested in participating in ongoing research. If you are interested in having your child participate as a "young scientist" or having us collaborate with your school/organization, you can learn more here.
About Keiki Talks
Keiki Talks are Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network’s premier forum for community leaders to learn about issues affecting our keiki. Previous topics have included adverse childhood experiences, the economic benefits of childhood investment, and paid family leave.
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