UC Berkeley Institute of Personality and Social Research



The Invisible Hand of Homophily

Presenter: Drew Jacoby-Senghor, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business

Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 12:10 pm to 1:15 pm

5101 Tolman Hall

Despite the best intentions of both individuals and institutions, homogeneity within social networks stubbornly persists, profoundly shaping individuals’ social realities, from the interactions one has to the opportunities one is afforded. I explore how unconscious intergroup biases act as an invisible hand perpetuating homogeneous networks that, in turn, threaten to reify these biases.

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