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Beyond BiofatalismHuman Nature for an Evolving World$
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Gillian Barker

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171885

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.001.0001

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What Is Feasible?

What Is Feasible?

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(p.115) [ 8 ] What Is Feasible?
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Beyond Biofatalism
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Gillian Barker

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0008

Human behavior and development if actively responsive to certain kinds of environmental features, and this suggests that some kinds of substantial social change could be feasible given the right kind of triggering change or "nudge." Recent work in social psychology offers results that support this view, and that indicate what some key triggers might be--work on stereotypes and stereotype threat, responses to social inequality, implicit bias, and learning mindsets are especially promising.

Keywords:   Nudge, Stereotype, stereotype threat, implicit bias, mindset, empathy

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