I know my own mind. I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way. These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. aBlindspota is the authorsa metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question the extent to which our perceptions of social groupsawithout our awareness or conscious controlashape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about peopleas character, abilities, and potential. In Blindspot, the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot. The titleas agood peoplea are those of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions. The aim of Blindspot is to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment. By gaining awareness, we can adapt beliefs and behavior and aoutsmart the machinea in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Venturing into this book is an invitation to understand our own minds. Brilliant, authoritative, and utterly accessible, Blindspot is a book that will challenge and change readers for years to come. Praise for Blindspot aConversational . . . easy to read, and best of all, it has the potential, at least, to change the way you think about yourself.aaLeonard Mlodinow, The New York Review of Books aAccessible and authoritative . . . While we may not have much power to eradicate our own prejudices, we can counteract them. The first step is to turn a hidden bias into a visible one. . . . What if weare not the magnanimous people we think we are?aaThe Washington Post aBanaji and Greenwald deserve a major award for writing such a lively and engaging book that conveys an important message: Mental processes that we are not aware of can affect what we think and what we do. Blindspot is one of the most illuminating books ever written on this topic.aaElizabeth F. Loftus, Ph.D., distinguished professor, University of California, Irvine; past president, Association for Psychological Science; author of Eyewitness Testimony aA wonderfully cogent, socially relevant, and engaging book that helps us think smarter and more humanely. This is psychological science at its best, by two of its shining stars.aaDavid G. Myers, professor, Hope College, and author of Intuition: Its Powers and Perils a[The authorsa] work has revolutionized social psychology, proving thataunconsciouslyapeople are affected by dangerous stereotypes.aaPsychology Today aAn accessible and persuasive account of the causes of stereotyping and discrimination . . . Banaji and Greenwald will keep even nonpsychology students engaged with plenty of self-examinations and compelling elucidations of case studies and experiments.aaPublishers Weekly aA stimulating treatment that should help readers deal with irrational biases that they would otherwise consciously reject.aaKirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.... TRANSMISSION DRIVE TYPE SIZE SOURCE Ford Taurus 1990 Hatchback 4- cylinder Diesel manual 4~speed front ... Convertible 8-cylinder Hybrid automatic 4-wheel SUV Gasoline Subaru Legacy 2007 Pickup Audi Turbo 2008 2-dooranbsp;...
|Author||:||Mahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald|
|Publisher||:||Delacorte Press - 2013-02-12|