unconscious bias

17 08, 2018

What’s In a Name? Bias!

By |2018-08-06T15:42:06+00:00August 17th, 2018|News articles|1 Comment

In previous blogs, I have discussed the notion of implicit or unconscious biases which are “…social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups, and these biases stem from one’s tendency to organize social worlds by categorizing.” (https://diversity.ucsf.edu/resources/unconscious-bias) Such [...]

1 06, 2018

“Trusting” the Expert

By |2018-05-17T11:03:47+00:00June 1st, 2018|Research|1 Comment

In its Smarter Living section on April 29, 2018, the New York Times posted an interesting article about how our unconscious biases can play tricks on us when it comes to experts. In an article entitled  How Your Brain Can Trick You Into Trusting People, Tim Herrera discusses the shortcuts our brains take in everyday life [...]

22 12, 2017

A Bias I Never Thought About!

By |2017-12-07T16:26:51+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Research|0 Comments

Time tends to pass, and we do not even realize it.  In October, I received an invitation to attend my 40th law school reunion and did a double take; had it been THAT long? WOW! I decided to attend. During the weekend of festivities, Tulane put on two continuing legal education seminars since all of [...]

22 07, 2016

Implicit Bias is Alive and Well

By |2017-05-13T07:42:24+00:00July 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 [...]