The End of Bias: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias

The End of Bias: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias

by Jessica Nordell Author

Unconscious bias is the persistent, unintentionally prejudiced behavior that clashes with our consciously held beliefs. We know that it exists, to corrosive and even lethal effect. We see it in medicine, the workplace, education, policing, and beyond. But when it comes to uprooting our prejudices, we still have far to go. Explore what works and why: the diagnostic checklist used by doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital that eliminated disparate treatment of men and women; the preschool in Sweden where teachers found ingenious ways to uproot gender stereotyping; the police unit in Oregon where the practice of mindfulness and specialized training has coincided with a startling drop in the use of force. Jessica Nordell weaves gripping stories with scientific research to reveal how minds, hearts, and behaviors change.