4 thoughts on “Getting to grips with implicit bias”

  1. What does it matter how long the effects last when the task used to measure the effects has such poor criterion validity:

    Oswald, F. L., Mitchell, G., Blanton, H., Jaccard, J., & Tetlock, P. E. (2013). Predicting ethnic and racial discrimination: a meta-analysis of IAT criterion studies. Journal of personality and social psychology, 105(2), 171.

    The public have been mislead into thinking this tasks measure racism…

  2. I'm curious as to the general strategy used in implicit bias research to distinguish between thinking of those effects as attitudes and thinking of those effects as more intrinsic to the way prototype or exemplar concepts are formed from experience? Is there such a distinction? I would think an attitude would generalize to new situations differently and be differently stable than if the implicit bias was due to the way our concepts are formed. Are you aware of work or further reading on that aspect?

  3. What is of importance here is that there are reactions or behavior that are deep rootet in people to change this way of seeing requires an essential rewiring of the way we perceive. To acheive this task which is a personal endeavour, requires a deep looking into oneself and increasingawareness and conciousness.

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