Consulting, Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias: Process & Remedies

We’ve encountered, and contended with, implicit bias in our work as trial consultants. Some clients are curious as to how implicit bias works and how we can counteract it. In our other posts, we cover practical and academic aspects of implicit bias including how biases impact bench trials, jury trials, and arbitration. In the following […]

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Implicit Bias

Implicit Association Test (IAT): Inside Academic Debates

We’ve discussed the basic process and remedies for implicit bias in other posts, how implicit bias manifests in jury trials. In this post, we explore the conflicting opinions of the researchers. The academic consensus is most notable because of its lack of consensus, and debates about implicit bias are a complicated minefield that has caused a […]

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Implicit Bias, San Francisco Bay Area

Cognitive Psychology & Implicit Bias

What do I need to know about implicit bias and the scholarly research on implicit bias? 1. Everyone has implicit biases. Research has found this to translate to discriminatory practices by doctors, judges, jurors, attorneys, teachers, etc. Why does everyone have implicit bias? – Cognitive psychology tells us that mental shortcuts, or heuristics, allow our […]

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