Prochaine séance des SILABO (Séminaire Inter-Laboratoires SILABO) de l’Institut de Psychologie

The Brillance Barrier: Stereotypes about Brillance Are an Obstacle to Diversity in Science and Beyond

Pr. Andrei Cimpian (New York University)


I propose that a field’s diversity is affected by what its members believe is required for success: Fields that value exceptional intellectual talent above all else may inadvertently obstruct the participation of women and (some) racial/ethnic minority groups. The environment in these fields may be less welcoming to women and minority groups because of the cultural stereotypes that associate intellectual talent — brilliance, genius, etc. — with (white) men. This proposal is supported by observational and experimental data from a wide range of fields in the sciences and the humanities, as well as by developmental data that reveal how early these stereotypes take hold.


Pr. Andrei Cimpian, professeur de psychologie à New York University, est professeur invité au Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale par Catherine Verniers (membre de la CDG).


Date : Lundi 22 Avril 2024
Heure : 17h30
Lieu : l’amphithéatre Anzieu,  Institut de Psychologie, 71 avenue Edouard Vaillant — 92100 Boulogne Billancourt

Gratuit, sur inscription auprès de Catherine Verniers ( avant le 11 avril 2024