By Lupita Peimbert.
Racial and other biases often are imperceptible. They show up when people feel threatened. We are triggered. We judge quickly. We let racial and other certain filters be the only source of information. 140 more words
I was spending my weekly hours catching up to date on fields that have the least to do with my own, and became rather irritated. It’s bad enough when scientists who are trained in the application of statistical methods to research designs are systematically misinformed, provided with minimal exposure to the logic and mathematics underlying the computational tools they use, and produce “statistically significant” findings that are basically worthless. 1,318 more words
Our first impressions are powerful. Research by Willis and Todorov of Princeton found that we make a decision about a person’s competence, likability, and trustworthiness within the first tenth of a second that we meet them and those impressions hold true for us months later. 443 more words
I wanted to demonstrate the importance of knowing even some elementary applied mathematics, but of course for those not already convinced that they need any more math (and don’t want to learn more) I need an example that is sensational or inflammatory. 1,494 more words
Being a scientist is tough, but being a scientist who is female is tougher than being a scientist who is male. I know this because it has been my personal experience. 964 more words