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Author Banaji, Mahzarin R.

Title Blindspot : hidden biases of good people / Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald

Publication Info. New York : Bantam Books, ©2016
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Description xv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Mindbugs -- Shades of truth -- Into the blindspot -- "Not that there's anything wrong with that!" -- Homo categoricus -- The hidden costs of stereotypes -- Us and them -- Outsmarting the machine -- Appendix 1: Are Americans racist? -- Appendix 2: Race, disadvantage, and discrimination.
Summary The self-perception that one is able to assess others in a fair and accurate way is challenged as the authors explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. This book questions the extent to which our perceptions of social groups -- without our awareness or conscious control -- shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people's character, abilities and potential. Biases based on experience are revealed with the Implicit Association Test
Subject Prejudices -- Psychological aspects.
Discrimination -- Psychological aspects.
Discrimination -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00895000
Prejudices -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01075266
Added Author Greenwald, Anthony G.
ISBN 9780345528438 (paperback)
0345528433 (paperback)
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