Study: Network model for implicit measures of attitudes

Our attitudes are composed of an interacting constellation of feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, and these elements can be in conflict with each other. For instance, a person might believe in principles like justice and equality ...

Starbucks and the impact of implicit bias training

On Tuesday, Starbucks stores in the United States will close for part of the day to deliver "implicit bias training" for all of its employees. Canadian Starbucks employees will get similar training June 11.

Measuring the implicit biases we may not even be aware we have

When most people think of bias, they imagine an intentional thought or action – for example, a conscious belief that women are worse than men at math or a deliberate decision to pull someone over because of his or her race. ...

Google memo completely misses how implicit biases harm women

Workplace biases are back in the national conversation, thanks to the recent memo by a Google employee. The memo's author challenges the company's diversity policies, arguing that psychological differences between men and ...

Rating systems may discriminate against Uber drivers

Many new "sharing economy" companies, like Uber and Airbnb, use consumer-sourced ratings to evaluate their workers – but these systems can be fraught with difficulties, including bias based on race or gender.

Letters of recommendation may disadvantage young women scientists

Letters of recommendation - critical to young scientists' chances of being hired for postdoctoral research positions - may be disadvantaging women from the very start of their careers, and the professors writing those letters ...

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