Perception Institute aims to make mind science research more accessible. In our own publications, we summarize existing evidence in reports intended for a broad audience and release the findings of our own original research with partners. All of Perception’s publications are available for free download on the Perception Institute Publications page. We also maintain an archive of key publications from research in the mind sciences, which can be accessed from the Publications Library.
This paper shares social science research to explain how the belief that women should have equal access to power may be undermined by the narratives and representations of women as disempowered. Drawing upon frame theory, the paper introduces the concept of “power framing” — counter-stereotypical narratives about the efficacy of women exercising power — as an alternative to the traditional “disparity” and “obstacles” framing traditionally used to critique existing inequalities.Read More
In this book chapter (as part of Bias in the Law, 2020), Perception’s Co-Director, Rachel Godsil, examines the efficacy of implicit bias training efforts for stakeholders in the Criminal Justice System, as a mechanism to reduce racial disparities in outcomes across the system. Click here to access the chapterRead More
As part of the larger Story at Scale project (2020), Perception Institute contributed this review of research by academic scholars on gender identity and associated stereotypes. As is always our goal, we aimed to bring science to practice: to inform the fight for gender justice among practitioners. While Perception sought to discuss the changing nature […]Read More
In this piece (2020), Perception’s Co-Director, Rachel Godsil, makes a case for educators to engage in the personal work to address implicit bias, in order to effectively meet the needs and support the academic growth of all students. The read the article, click here.Read More
by Alexis McGill Johnson and Rachel Godsil (2018) Drawing upon research from the mind sciences, it discusses the impact of narratives on the brain, strategies for narrative change and narrative expansion, and the creation of an “ecosystem” to advance narrative change. Geared toward funders, this toolkit offers tools and concrete recommendations for grantmaking strategy. The […]Read More
by Rachel D. Godsil and HaoYang (Carl) Jiang (Winter 2018) This article reviews the mind science of implicit bias, racial anxiety, & stereotype threat in the field of prosecution. Specifically, Godsil and Jiang demonstrate how these phenomena can undermine prosecutors’ performance and ability to serve their communities. The authors detail short and long-term steps that […]Read More