“Anti-Bias” training? Is there worse nomenclature, not to mention approach?

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I’m troubled by NPR’s recent article describing the bias training Starbucks is undertaking. In it, Yuki Noguchi writes: Eliminating bias would require people to become completely self-aware and objective about their own thoughts, and [the consultant] says no one’s found … Continued

“Adulturated” — The Process of Growing Up

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Many of us have memorable school pictures. Snaggle-toothed grins of elementary captured & available in 3×5 or 8×11. Spiffy “church clothes” moments in time that fit in your loved ones’ wallets. Maybe yours is embarrassing. I had bangs in 6th … Continued

un[ADULT]urated™ — Diversity & Inclusion Education You’ll Actually Enjoy

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Something is adulterated when it has had something else added to it which has made it poorer in quality. Being adult-U-rated is the process of being made into an adult — we all undergo it — by having a bunch … Continued

Decision-making, belief, and behavioral biases

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Decision-making, belief, and behavioral biases are rooted in psychology, child-rearing, even socialization. They represent lapses in rationality and/or objectivity. Many of these biases affect belief formation, business and economic decisions, and human behavior in general. Included under the general umbrella … Continued

The BiasBuster 3-Step Program

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Bias is instinctive, but it doesn’t have to stink. “Biased” means one-sided, lacking a neutral viewpoint, or not having an open mind. Those descriptors inspired the three steps of BiasBuster™. They parallel the whole process, from raising awareness of bias … Continued