Kids Can Press

September 2020



This is Your Brain on Stereotypes

Tanya Lloyd Kyi

From the time we’re born, our brains sort and label the world around us—a skill that’s crucial for survival. But, when we do this to people, it can cause great harm. Tanya Lloyd Kyi’s newest release is a primer to the science behind stereotypes that will help young people understand why we classify people and how we can change our thinking. It shares the history of identifying stereotypes, secret biases in our brains and current research into how science can help us overcome them, ultimately offering hope for an equal future.