Race and Reputation in the Brain | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Stereotyping is a form of reputation, one that's applied to groups rather than individuals. It's something people think they know about each other in advance of meeting them, and something that affects how they treat them when they do. Now, in a study published today, Phelps' team reveals that prejudging people based on what you know about their past and prejudging them based on the colour of their skin activate the same areas of the brain.