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Are you prejudiced? Harvard suggests most of us are.

By Brian Gendron, Ph.D.
Published May 1, 2015

In the wake of the Baltimore-Freddie Gray case, it’s easy to point fingers at police for being prejudiced against black people. However, research from Harvard University suggests that the majority of us all have subconscious biases that subtly guide and direct our behavior, including how we interact with different others.

“Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control.”

Essentially, scientists have developed a battery of tests that you can take on your own computer to measure hidden prejudiced attitudes. Think you’re bias free? Visit the website by clicking here and see for yourself. The results may surprise you.

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About the Author

has a Ph.D. in Psychology and enjoys writing in the third person.



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