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Talks set on bias and conflict resolution, May 9-10

Lee Ross, a professor of psychology at Stanford University and co-founder of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, will deliver two lectures on campus.

He will discuss "Understanding Misunderstanding: Some Perspectives on Perception of Bias" at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in 104 Computer Science Building.

At 4 p.m. Friday, May 10, he will address "Barriers to Interpersonal and Intergroup Dispute Resolution ... and Some Techniques to Overcome Them" in the Langfield Lounge, Green Hall.

Ross is an authority on research concerning biases in human inference, judgment and decision-making. His extensive program of empirical research examines the cognitive, perceptual and motivational biases that lead people to misinterpret each other's behavior and that create particular barriers to dispute resolution.

His addresses are part of the Edward Jones Lectures in Social Psychology sponsored by the Department of Psychology .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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