Implicit bias refers to buried prejudices that are surprisingly influential in the decisions that people make. Even when an individual considers themselves to be open-minded and accepting of others, they may still harbor biases that affect their feelings and actions—in both positive and negative ways.
- Explore the common implicit biases.
- Recognize how biases can manifest in behaviors.
- Recognize how biases can influence choices and decisions.
- Consider evidence-based strategies for decreasing the influence of biases in day to day workplace interactions.
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