The Psychology of Implicit Intergroup Bias and the Prospect of Change

  title={The Psychology of Implicit Intergroup Bias and the Prospect of Change},
  author={Calvin K. Lai and Mahzarin R. Banaji},
Modern democracies must contend with the challenge of providing opportunity and fair treatment to a diverse citizenry. Discoveries from the mind sciences have revealed, however, that these values are compromised in a variety of ways. In this chapter, we focus on the biases in decisions about individuals that emanate from information about their social categories (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, age, sexuality, religion, nationality). Because everyday decisions often emerge without conscious… 

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