Unpacking the Psychology Behind Implicit Bias
Have you ever had a thought that didn’t feel completely your own? Have you ever had to counter your initial reaction to a situation? It’s likely that those ideas were stimulated from your subconscious and they are trying to protect you. But from what?
Today, Sara and Misasha discuss the psychology behind implicit bias and the impact of our unconscious thoughts. To hear more about the role bias plays in society and how to reprogram your own subconscious tune into this episode of Dear White Women.
Diversity training and overcoming unconscious bias
What constitutes as your conscious and unconscious thoughts
How emotional reactions correlate with your unconscious
What forms the basis of our unconscious
What influences implicit bias
Identifying instances in which implicit bias is present
Measuring your own implicit biases
The impact underestimating individuals has on people
How poverty and inequality effects children
How bias gets incorporated in “colorblind” sources
Deciding what you value
Creating an equal socio-economic society
Accepting and evaluating our biases
Resetting preconceived notions
Taking action to shift your subconscious
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