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8 09, 2017

A Fat Bias: implicit or Explict?

By | 2017-08-23T17:12:15+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

When you see an overweight person walking down the street, or perhaps sitting in a meeting with you, what is your reaction? Do you cringe or try to avoid that person? Do you have thoughts- good or bad- about that person’s physical appearance? Are you even aware of your reaction or are they so deep [...]

4 11, 2016

A Different Form of Implicit Bias

By | 2017-05-13T07:41:38+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Research|0 Comments

Once again, The Economist published an interesting study on “why posh people spend less time noticing others.” In an article entitled “Your Class determines how you look [sic] your fellow creatures” in the science and technology section of the October 11, 2016 issue, the unnamed author recounts the experiments of Dr. Pia Dietz and Dr. [...]

22 07, 2016

Implicit Bias is Alive and Well

By | 2017-05-13T07:42:24+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|News articles|0 Comments

There has been much written about implicit bias, and society has worked hard to eradicate it. Yet, one recent study and one news article indicate that however hard society has tried consciously to be rid of implicit biases, unconsciously, they still exist. In a June 20, 2016 article posted on LiveScience entitled “Male Doctors, Female [...]

22 01, 2016

Overcoming Implicit Bias through Diversity

By | 2017-05-13T07:43:38+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Bias, Research|0 Comments

I never really thought about Implicit Bias being the flip side of Diversity or of Diversity being the antidote to Implicit Bias until I read two articles recently. One was in the December 2015 issue of the American Bar Journal (ABA) entitled “Battling Bias” by Stephanie Francis Ward discussing a housing decision handed down by [...]

24 01, 2014

What ARE we afraid of?

By | 2017-05-13T07:29:28+00:00 January 24th, 2014|Bias|Comments Off on What ARE we afraid of?

This month I am giving a series of presentations before different groups with my colleagues Gemma George, Ph.D. and John W. Garman, LL.M., FCIArb on the "Ethical Duties of Eiminating Bias in the Legal Profession." We are popular this month because by February 1, 2014, the last third of the alphabet of California attorneys must [...]

13 09, 2013

Why Are Men So Afraid?

By | 2017-05-13T07:30:51+00:00 September 13th, 2013|Research|Comments Off on Why Are Men So Afraid?

On Sunday, October 13, 2013, I will be participating in a panel presentation entitled, "Ethical Duties of Eliminating Bias in the Legal Profession" as part of the California State Bar's Eighty Sixth Annual Meeting in San Jose, California. The focus of our discussion will be hidden/implicit biases-those biases that exist within us, subconsciously, if not [...]

6 07, 2012

Appearances Do Count!

By | 2017-05-13T07:34:51+00:00 July 6th, 2012|Bias|Comments Off on Appearances Do Count!

The other day, I conducted a mediation that lasted awhile which gave me the opportunity to converse with plaintiff's counsel and to get to know her a little bit. As this was my first mediation with her, I wanted to get to know her. In the course of our chatting, she told me about the [...]

11 02, 2011

Appearance Bias

By | 2017-05-13T07:37:46+00:00 February 11th, 2011|Research|0 Comments

Often, in a mediation, one and/or both parties tell me that they would rather go to trial than accept or pay the sum of money (or other item) being discussed as a compromise of the matter. At this point, I discuss the risks of going to trial. Sometimes I am successful; sometimes I am not. [...]