Friday, February 10, 2006

Think you're not biased? Think again.

Project Implicit offers some fascinating research on implicit bias, including some demonstration tests. Think you are not prejudiced about black/white, able/disabled, old/young, etc? Try some tests. See how you do.

Personally, I have a feeling it is more important to acknowledge you have biases and strive to neutralize pre-judgements than to try to pretend you don't have biases at all.

mary

1 Comments:

Blogger Keith, RN said...

Biases certainly are part of the human condition. I think the best we can do is acknowledge our biases and be vigilant in keeping them in check, always being willing to face things about ourselves that we would rather others not see and that perhaps we keep successfully internalized.

7:46 PM  

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