When we are aware of our biases
, we can be cognizant of where they lie and not allow the negative biases
to affect our decisionmaking within our professional lives.
(15) Healthcare practitioners are often uncomfortable acknowledging the existence of these biases
as most have personal and professional values associated with commitment to helping others.
Vast amounts of user data and advanced algorithms help targeted messaging with higher effectiveness in appealing to complex ethnic, sectarian and religious biases
. With no effective regulatory framework in place, social media has become the perfect place to run news fabrication factories.
All of these cognitive biases
are based on faulty assumptions.
As the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College points out, "this study helps us to understand why, as well as how much" our biases
To estimate the prevalence of these two biases
, the authors use data from two online surveys, the RAND American Life Panel and the Understanding America Study.
national security, in which cognitive biases
are argued to have played a major role.
One of the most obvious biases
directors face in identifying and recruiting candidates is the bias relating to our "known associates," that is, those people who we know well enough to consider as candidates.
The alcohol-related images in a probe task (e.g., can of beer against a white background) necessarily differ from the neutral images (e.g., glass of water against a multicoloured background) along a number of low-level dimensions, which could potentially confound the findings by introducing biases
unrelated to the higher level (i.e., substance-related) processes under investigation.
In this light, the author points to research that suggests that reporters' partisan biases
are secondary to their professional orientation.
The findings "suggested that the implicit biases
observed were not a problem particular to health care professionals, but reflected broader community or societal issues," the researchers said.
A multiple-bias incident is defined as an incident in which more than one offense type occurs and at least two offense types are motivated by different biases
Three studies showed that the group of observers accurately recognized biases
in other people's behaviors while the group of actors was unable to detect the same biases
in their own behaviors.
are conscious and amenable to measurement by self-report.
L Merkhofer, "Choosing the wrong portfolio of projects--part one: errors and biases
in judgment", Priority Systems web site, 2007.