How We Judge Others' Personality: gender, ethnicity and questionnaires

Hosted by the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Old Theatre, Old Building,


Dr Jana Uher

Dr Jana Uher


Professor Julia Black

Professor Julia Black

People often feel they are being judged differently for doing the same things. But experiences based on gender identity or ethnicity are frequently dismissed. This lecture will present key findings of a timely Marie Curie Project conducted at LSE.

Identical leadership films featuring different protagonists and cutting-edge interview methodologies involving first-person videos provided deep insights into how people perceive others and how they judge others on personality scales. These new findings illuminate the pathways to the emergence of implicit biases and their manifestation in standardised surveys, which are widely used in organisations and research.

Jana Uher is Senior Research Fellow, MarieCurie Fellow and member of the Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team at LSE.

Julia Black is Interim Director of LSE and Professor of Law at LSE.

The Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (@PsychologyLSE) study and teach societal psychology: the psychology of humans in complex socio-technical systems (organisations, communities, societies). Our research deals with real-world issues, we train the future global leaders.

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