Perception Institute Publications

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.

Brief amici curiae of Experimental Psychologists

The brief, filed to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case, discusses stereotype threat and why racial considerations in college admissions are fundamental to reducing stereotype threat in the academic context.

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3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets Discussion Guide

This guide is for anyone, particularly educators, seeking to use the documentary 3 1⁄2 Minutes, Ten Bullets as a catalyst for discussion and action. The film documents the story of Jordan Davis, a 17 year-old, and the trial of Michael Dunn, the man who killed him. The guide uses the mind sciences to address the role that race plays in our society, generally, and specifically, the experience and treatment of black men and boys.

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Implicit Bias in the Courtroom

This article examines the role of implicit bias in the courtroom, and outlines concrete strategies to combat implicit bias for key stakeholders, including the judge and jury.

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