Left Digit Bias!

Readers of my blog probably realize by now that one of my favorite topics is cognitive biases which “…refer to a range of systematic errors in human decision- making from the tendency to use mental shortcuts. “( “How Common Mental Shortcuts Can Cause Major Physician Errors” by Anupam B. Jena [Read More]

By |March 13th, 2020|Research|

Implicit Bias: How We Write!

It seems that implicit biases are all around us and are inescapable: they appear even in the language we use in our writing. A study  (“The sex of researchers affects the language of research papers.” ) discussed in the Science and Technology section of the January 9, 2020 edition of [Read More]

By |February 28th, 2020|Research|

Legislating Against an Implicit Bias

In 2017, I posted a blog entitled, “A Bias I Never Thought About” which discussed an implicit bias against hair styles, most notably, Afros, Dreads, Twists, and Braids. It was based on a lecture given by Professor Wendy Green who is an expert on discrimination based on hair style. This [Read More]

By |May 3rd, 2019|Legislature|

What’s In a Name? Bias!

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 [Read More]

By |August 17th, 2018|News articles|

A Bias I Never Thought About!

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 [Read More]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Research|

A Fat Bias: implicit or Explict?

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 [Read More]

By |September 8th, 2017|Research|