"Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People" with Anthony Greenwald | WAMC

"Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People" with Anthony Greenwald

Mar 1, 2013

    Psychologist from the University of Washington, Anthony Greenwald, joins us to discuss 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.

"Blindspot" is the metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. In the book, Greenwald questions the extent to which our perceptions of social groups—without our awareness or conscious control—shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential.

In Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, 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.