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ERIC Number: EJ1142080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
You're Biased
Paterson, Jim
Journal of College Admission, n235 p24-28 Spr 2017
Like it or not, research shows time and again that despite best intentions, assumptions are made about others--judgments based on sweeping cultural or racial stereotypes, preconceptions parents quietly fostered, or even someone's clothing style or resemblance to a middle school bully. In an effort to find a solution to implicit bias, researchers found "people must be aware of their biases and concerned about the consequences before they will exert effort to eliminate them." They also reported they should understand when they are likely to occur and ways they can replace them. The article offers some potential solutions to combating bias.
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Language: English
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