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The Psychology of Our Essential Self-Enhancement Bias

The self-enhancement bias, which has significant overlap with the optimism bias neuroscientist Tali Sharot has studied, is one of the 17 psychological phenomena David McRaney… 49 more words

Education

My personal bias; or nature, nurture and the third alternative.

I grew up in a mining area of County Durham. It was a small, modern-ish village with a shop and pub and school. We had horses in the field at the end… 903 more words

Preparation

Despite Law to End Criminal Bias, NJ Business Insurance Still Matters


The “ban the box” law is a welcome development, but it shouldn’t be a reason for employers to be complacent. There’s always the temptation to return to a life of crime. 95 more words

Business

Can You Overcome Inbuilt Bias?

Interesting psych experiment, showing that appealing to higher motives less effective than more targeted tasking to reduce implicit biases:

Interestingly, most of the successful interventions were explicit about what they were trying to achieve and why.

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Multiculturalism

John Oliver and the Gender Gap

I’m A million hugs to Pinky for finding this priceless video clip!!!!! British comedian? John Oliver has created a hilarious but hard hitting expose of the continuing gap between what women and men are paid for the same job. 53 more words

Critical vs. Fair

Bienvenue, everyone!

As we all know, there is a big difference between being critical and being fair.

My aim is to be fair in my reviews; if you have a desire to call me out on something, do so! 126 more words

Bias

Real Mind Games

This evening saw “a bit of fun” from our formerly beloved state broadcaster on it’s second channel as it delved into the psychology of the referendum and how both sides are trying to get your vote. 312 more words

Indyref