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The Power Pod: The Competence Downshift with Professor Cydney Dupree

Conversations about power and leadership co-hosted by three experts in the science and practice of management: Professors Heidi Brooks, Julia DiBenigno, and Michael Kraus of Yale School of Management.

Cydney Dupree

In the fourth episode of the power pod Professor Cydney Dupree discusses the competence downshift, a well intentioned but ultimately patronizing behavioral strategy among White liberals to appear less competent around Black interaction partners.

To hear more of the song "Cheer up Daniel" from the episode written and performed by Hey Rogue go here.

The episode features insights summarized in this article:

Dupree, C. H., & Fiske, S. T. (in press). Self-presentation in interracial settings: The competence downshift by White liberals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Related: Read a Yale Insights article about this research.

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Department: Faculty Viewpoints