Unbiased: How do we deal with our unconscious bias?

Understanding and addressing biases you may possess are important so you can be aware of how you treat and interact with others, both consciously and subconsciously. The Implicit Association Test is often used to measure implicit bias in individuals.

But can we actually see our own unconscious bias?

Thanks to the following guest for participating:

Jessica Nordell is a science and culture journalist whose writing has appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, the New Republic, and many other publications. A former writer and radio producer for American Public Media, she graduated from Harvard University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The End of Bias: A Beginning is her first book.

Naiyer Qureshi, a NeuroCoach who is a neuroscience-based life coach, she can be found @naiyer_qureshi on Twitter.

Here are some of the resources from the show:

An inspiring guide from Dolly Chugh, an award-winning social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business, on how to confront difficult issues including sexism, racism, inequality, and injustice so that you can make the world (and yourself) better.

Books looked at this week:

Jessica Nordell: The End of Bias: A Beginning

Dr Dolly Chugh: The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias

PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.

Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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