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My Piece of the Elephant

Long ago and far away there were six men, wise indeed, but, alas, they were all without sight.  An opinionated lot, every one, in the course of their wanderings, they happened to meet an elephant, standing squarely in the center of their path. 605 more words

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The Big Bias List (All The Groups I Listen To)

This post came under the idea of one of my anon’s on my Ask.fm. It was about a month ago and I’ve finally finished it. Essentially it’s me ranking my biases in all the groups I listen to, or listen to on a regular that is. 901 more words

Why a Fortress?

When you look up the definition of fortress you get a couple of meanings, but they convey the same idea. The first one you read is, “a military stronghold, especially a strongly fortified town fit for a large garrison.” And the second…”a heavily protected and impenetrable building.” So we get the idea, a fortress is strong and not easily entered.  157 more words

7 Practical Ways to Reduce Bias in Your Hiring Process

(Source: hbr.org)

Research shows that the hiring process is impartial and unfair. Unconscious racism, ageism, and sexism play a big role in who we hire. 2,199 more words

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Alternate Yous

I’ve got an article up on the HarperVoyager UK blog, entitled Alternate Yous, wherein I discuss our long-standing fascination with fictional clones, as well as our unending obsession with nature vs. 144 more words


‘We can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness’

Let’s think about the Müller-Lyer illusion for a moment:

I am certain that almost all of us have already seen this picture. And that almost all of us know that both horizontal lines are of the same length. 676 more words


Attentional bias

Theorist(s):    J. Mark G. Williams 🇬🇧 F.N. Watts, C. MacLeod, & A. Mathews.
Year:               1997
Publication:   Cognitive psychology and emotional disorders
Field:               Psychology
ISBN:               978-0-471-94430-0… 336 more words