Summary/Annotation -> "I know my own mind. I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way." These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they 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. "Blindspot" is the authors metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question the extent to which our perceptions of social groups--without our awareness or conscious control--shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about peoples character, abilities, and potential. In "Blindspot, " the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot. The titles "good people" are those of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions. The aim of "Blindspot" is to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment. By gaining awareness, we can adapt beliefs and behavior and "outsmart the machine" in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Venturing into this book is an invitation to understand our own minds. Brilliant, authoritative, and utterly accessible, "Blindspot" is a book that will challenge and change readers for years to come. Praise for "Blindspot" "A riveting book steeped in research that feels personal, sometimes uncomfortably so . . . Banaji and Greenwald capture our attention . . . in this accessible and sobering book."--"BookPage" "Accessible and authoritative . . . This research takes Freuds dagger into our vanity and twists it."--"The Washington Post" "An accessible and persuasive account of the causes of stereotyping and discrimination . . . Banaji and Greenwald will keep even nonpsychology students engaged with plenty of self-examinations and compelling elucidations of case studies and experiments."--"Publishers Weekly" "Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwalds work has revolutionized social psychology, proving that--unconsciously--people are affected by dangerous stereotypes."--"Psychology Today" " " "A stimulating treatment that should help readers deal with irrational biases that they would otherwise consciously reject."--"Kirkus Reviews" "From the Hardcover edition."
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$a Banaji, Mahzarin R.
$a Blindspot : $b hidden biases of good people / $c Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald.
$a New York : $b Delacorte Press, $c c2013.
$a p. cm.
$a Includes bibliographical references and index.
$a Mindbugs -- Shades of truth -- Into the blindspot -- "Not that there's anything wrong with that!" -- Homo categoricus -- The stealth of stereotypes -- Us and them -- Outsmarting the machine.
$a Argues that prejudice toward others is often an unconscious part of the human psyche and analyzes the science behind biased feelings while sharing guidelines for identifying and learning from hidden prejudices.
$a A Jan13
$a Discrimination $x Psychological aspects.
$2 BISAC $a PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
$a Greenwald, Anthony G.
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