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Blindspot : hidden biases of good people

Author: Mahzarin R Banaji; Anthony G Greenwald
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2016. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2016 Bantam Books trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The self-perception that one is able to assess others in a fair and accurate way is challenged as the authors explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. This book questions the extent to which our perceptions of social groups -- without our awareness or conscious  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mahzarin R Banaji; Anthony G Greenwald
ISBN: 9780345528438 0345528433
OCLC Number: 956383687
Description: xv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Mindbugs --
Shades of truth --
Into the blindspot --
"Not that there's anything wrong with that!" --
Homo categoricus --
The hidden costs of stereotypes --
Us and them --
Outsmarting the machine --
Appendix 1: Are Americans racist? --
Appendix 2: Race, disadvantage, and discrimination.
Responsibility: Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald.

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The self-perception that one is able to assess others in a fair and accurate way is challenged as the authors explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. This book questions the extent to which our perceptions of social groups -- without our awareness or conscious control -- shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people's character, abilities and potential. Biases based on experience are revealed with the Implicit Association Test.

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