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Everyone Is Biased: How Attitudes, Stereotypes Affect Our Perception Of Others

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Implicit bias refers to the association of stereotypes or attitudes towards people without conscious knowledge.

This means that people can show preference or prejudice without even realizing it.

These tendencies can be expressed in an individual's understanding, actions or decisions, and could have vast implications, from ideas about race and culture to thoughts about socioeconomic status and expectations within a community.

Coffee conglomerate Starbucks most notably mandated an afternoon of bias training for employees after an incident involving two black men and local police at one of its Philadelphia stores.

Can workshops and education targeting bias make a difference in workplace interactions?

What does the latest research in social psychology say about the connection between bias and cognition?

What are the pitfalls and positives of unconscious bias and how can we recognize it in ourselves? 

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Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.