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Grammys Announces Bias Task Force After Its President Tells Women to ‘Step Up’
Recording Academy president Neil Portnow had said women need to “step up” to win awards.
Former Female Google Employees Come Forward About Discrimination
“When you speak up, you’re going to be negatively impacted,” one woman said.
Banker Sues Goldman Sachs Over Alleged Race Discrimination
She claims she was discriminated against for being black and for her Jewish faith.
A New Book Explores How Science Has Misrepresented Women
A conversation with Angela Saini, author of
Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong — and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story.
Black Girls Are Perceived As Less Innocent Than White Girls — Starting at Age 5
The findings build on past studies that surveyed respondents’ perceptions of black boys.
Google’s Employee-Run Email List Helps Workers Submit Harassment Complaints
Nearly 20 percent of Google workers get the newsletter.
The Bias That Trump (Like Reagan) Uses to Fool America
A claim doesn’t have to be true, it just has to be sticky.
mean world syndrome
The Bias That Explains Why Americans Fear Terrorism More Than Guns
You’re over 3,000 times more likely to be killed by a firearm than a jihadist.
Kahneman: Your Cognitive Biases Act Like Optical Illusions
Blind spots are more than visual.
What Good Is Hope?
Does optimism make you foolish, human, or both?
The Biased Policies That Are Pushing Black Girls Out of School
And the instructional tool kit trying to change that.
I’m Trying to Be Unbiased About This Article, But a Man Wrote It So I Can’t
I tried. Sad!
Curiosity Is Better Than Knowledge for Curing Bias
Or: Why know-it-alls are so annoying.
The Psychological Reason You Care More About This Kid Than Millions of Refugees
The bias against collective suffering.
Yes, Beautiful People Have a Totally Different Experience of Life
More money, different problems.
Why Americans Ignore the Role of Luck in Everything
In a talk about his new book on luck, the economist Robert Frank offered some ideas for increasing luck awareness.
Black Boys Are Perceived As Older and Less Innocent Than Their White Peers
A striking study provides context for the consistent comments about Tamir Rice seeming older than the 12-year-old child he was.
Do I Make This Quesadilla Look Fat?
A new study suggests that weight bias affects how we perceive food info online.
What a Poetry Kerfuffle Can Teach Us About Bias
“If I’d pulled the poem then I would have been denying that I gave the poem special attention because of the poet’s Chinese pseudonym.”
Is Social Science a Giant Liberal Conspiracy?
It obviously is, opines
Wall Street Journal
in the wake of the Michael Lacour scandal.
Do High-Tech Promises Turn Us Into Rubes?
Our brains go a little bit crazy when someone presents us with exciting new technology.
The Psychological Quirk That Explains Why People Fear Harmless Chemicals
There’s dihydrogen monoxide in our soda!
Political Extremists Are Resistant to One Kind of Bias
No anchoring for them, thanks.
The Bias That Can Help Explain Endless Conflicts
have pure motives —
are driven by hatred.
America Still Isn’t Totally Cool With Lady-Bosses
Though we are certainly making progress.
A New Study Reveals the Limitations of Videotaping Cops (and Everyone Else)
Sometimes bias trumps video.
How Narrow Defeats Mess With Our Heads
We tend to overreact when we just miss out on a goal.
A Harvard Professor Explains How Women Can Negotiate Better
Even when they get the raises they’re asking for, women are a lot more likely to be “punished” socially for negotiating.
5 Expert-Approved Ways to Make Smarter Decisions
One of them involves (mental) time travel.
Trophy Wives May Not Really Be a Thing
A new study argues that biased readings of data have led to a sexist myth.
We Shouldn’t Fall Into the Sunk-Costs Trap in Iraq
It’s a common human fallacy, and a dangerous one.
Kill the Cover Letter and Résumé
Our standard way of applying to jobs is a bad system for employers and employees alike.
Overweight Political Candidates Get Fewer Votes
Female candidates are punished more than males ones for being overweight, of course.