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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. a€œBlindspota€ is the authorsa€™ 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 groupsa€”without our awareness or conscious controla€”shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about peoplea€™s 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 titlea€™s a€œgood peoplea€ 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 a€œoutsmart the machinea€ 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€œConversational . . . easy to read, and best of all, it has the potential, at least, to change the way you think about yourself.a€a€”Leonard Mlodinow, The New York Review of Books a€œAccessible and authoritative . . . While we may not have much power to eradicate our own prejudices, we can counteract them. The first step is to turn a hidden bias into a visible one. . . . What if wea€™re not the magnanimous people we think we are?a€a€”The Washington Post a€œBanaji and Greenwald deserve a major award for writing such a lively and engaging book that conveys an important message: Mental processes that we are not aware of can affect what we think and what we do. Blindspot is one of the most illuminating books ever written on this topic.a€a€”Elizabeth F. Loftus, Ph.D., distinguished professor, University of California, Irvine; past president, Association for Psychological Science; author of Eyewitness Testimony a€œA wonderfully cogent, socially relevant, and engaging book that helps us think smarter and more humanely. This is psychological science at its best, by two of its shining stars.a€a€”David G. Myers, professor, Hope College, and author of Intuition: Its Powers and Perils a€œ[The authorsa€™] work has revolutionized social psychology, proving thata€”unconsciouslya€”people are affected by dangerous stereotypes.a€a€”Psychology Today a€œAn 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.a€a€”Publishers Weekly a€œA stimulating treatment that should help readers deal with irrational biases that they would otherwise consciously reject.a€a€”Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.... ENGINE POWER TRANSMISSION DRIVE TYPE SIZE SOURCE Ford Taurus 1990 Hatchback 4-cylinder Diesel manual 4~speed front ... Mercedes 5508L 2010 Van the ease and automaticity with which your mind regularly makes use of this seven-dimensional structure. ... Zoroastrian Elderly American Lesbian Factory worker Table 5a€”2 shows a small part of a six-dimensional structure that generatesanbsp;...

Author: Mahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald
Publisher:Delacorte Press - 2013-02-12

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