One of the types of bias I observed was the fact the Mother and father made the daughter have her first date at the house instead of going out, and her brother getting to go out with his friends having no responsibility with watching the baby. I believe Teddy had to stay at home for the date and watch the little sister because her parents view her as the reasonable one. I also think it is because she is a girl and most girls don’t have the same rules of their brothers.
Within social psychology lies the study of attitudes and stereotypes. These phenomena include a type of bias known as implicit bias; the term implicit bias describes attitudes towards people or associate stereotypes with them without conscious knowledge. We can measure this type of bias through the Implicit Association Test (IAT), Go/No Association Test (GNAT), Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP), Evaluative Priming Task, Extrinsic Affective Simon Task (EAST). Each measure has their own strengths and weaknesses; this essay will compare the Implicit Association Test to the Go/no-go Association Test and will conclude why IAT is a greater way of measuring bias in contrast to GNAT.
One would think prejudice is a thing of the past. Unfortunately, that is not the case, prejudice is still a common factor in todays society. Vincent N. Parrillo’s essay “Causes of Prejudice,” helped me to understand how we are affected not just psychologically but in a sociological way as well, as John A. Camacho explains in his A Few Bad Apples opinion piece published in the Pacific Daily News. Both forms of prejudice are continued to be explained through Stud Turkel’s “C.P Ellis,” he gives us an understanding of psychological and sociological prejudice through C.P Ellis’own experiences. This furthers our understanding on how we can be affected by both psychological and sociological prejudices. The Primary causes of prejudice are psychological as shown by emotional prejudice and demonstrated through an authoritarian personality, that may result in displaced aggression. Where Sociological prejudice can be shown by social norms.
Why do so many people feel the need to judge others based on how they look? Judging others gives people a sense of honor because demeaning others can create a sense of security and identity. If one concludes who a person is merely on what they look like they will miss what is important, what their morals are, and what their intentions are. It takes an individual who has read the novel To Kill A Mockingbird to understand because it is a perfect example of treating others with respect and not determining who others are based on what they look like. Many characters in Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird begin to realize that one cannot know a person until they peek beyond that person’s appearance.
Everyone holds biases whether they believe it or not. Facing your biases will help you overcome and better yourself. Biases are often personal but can also be professional. Ignoring these can led to harm further down the road.
Jerry Kang’s Ted Talk and his article “Implicit Bias in the Courtroom” link implicit and explicit bias to attitudes and behaviors. Implicit bias was the primary focus for both, and in his study he was able to measure implicit bases and how if effects behavior by using the Implicit Association Test (IAT). He argues that implicit bias seems to predict to some degree our attitudes and behavior towards other people. In his article, he explains two situation, criminal and civil employment, cases within a courtroom where bias leading up to sentencing, plea deals, hiring, and verdict are all impacted by the implicit bias of the judge and the jury. To begin his argument he demonstrates how police encounters, charging and plea deals, trials, and sentencing are all affected by implicit bias. Police encounters are affected by implicit bias because the associations
As mentioned before, this article rakes through the demeaning experiences of leading prosecutor, Marcia Clark, as she relentlessly tried to present the evidence of the OJ Simpson case. Clark even recalled how her worse critic was not the ruthless media, or judgemental jury, but the supposedly impartial Judge, Mr. Lance Ito. The article also discusses Clark’s likability and its non-existence amongst the jury, or the outside spectators. As a result of her being so disliked, her lack of warmth was used as an excuse to justify the unfair treatment and little empathy she received during the trial. Nude and topless photos of her were leaked to the press, she was called a bad mother for not being able to effortlessly balance her young twins and effectively prosecute the “trial of the century”, and she was criticized for not operating within the lines of femininity at all times. The colors she chose to wear were dark, not pastels, her voice was not soothing enough, and she was a leader in a male dominated profession and courtroom. It is a wonder how anyone could survive such treatment from so many different sources, but Flicker (2013) asserted that, “Women in professional positions are often judged not only by their professional achievements but also on the basis of their physical attributes, as well as their … voice ... and wardrobe”. After reading the article,
Bias and the Law relates to my goals as an educator because it will help me gain a better perspective on which people with disabilities and special education are viewed in society. It also helped me realize why people believe special education can be too costly, burdensome, and infective. It also taught me the biases towards people with disabilities still exists, and why it can be a civil rights issues. Cultural Attitudes relates to my goals as an educator because knowledge on a family cultural beliefs can help me work with students with disabilities and their families on an individualized education plan that best suits their needs. It also taught me that every culture views disabilities differently some view it positively others try to hide
Soft skills are different from other skills in the sense that unlike others, these cannot be completely indulged or crammed by anybody. These are fundamental for business and professional success. Corporate training and educational universities focus more on providing a technological, corporate and industrial information to their individuals in spite of the fact that these are the core elements for an employee to succeed in a business operation and businesses may
Bias is prejudice about someone or something which has been created based on incomplete information. More often bias has a negative effect as it affects other people, our way of thinking that could be driven into stereotypes frame. Every day we face with a huge number of biases and some of us even do not know about the existence of them. If it gets to that point when something suffers from it, people need to overcome biases. There are a lot of examples of biases in our world. It is everywhere. An example of bias can be found in politics and media. Frequently politicians feel that the press is biased toward them in an unfair way. On January 20, 2017, a reporter from the magazine “Time” falsely reported President Trump removed the bust of Martin Luther King from the Oval Office. This information was quickly spread. Then further investigations reveal that the bust was still there but it was
Q3. Some people say hard skills are more important than soft skills and some say the other way around, what are hard/soft sills and what is your
It is important to study something in school that you enjoy but that is also useful in the real world. I have always been asked, “what's your major?”. I would answer art history and always got a response like, “what are you going to do with that?”. Most parents and students don’t feel that there is a good foundation from learning Art History. It is often heard from high school and college students (influenced by their parents) that to succeed you must major in science, technology, engineering, or business. They think studying liberal arts is a future of unemployment and uncertainty. But, it is important to override these belief because of the large opportunity for art majors in the world. My experiences as a child, influences, and mentors have inspired me to study art history at Belmont and I want to share my experiences and knowledge of my process. What drives you to study art and pursue a career in this impressive field?
In today’s world where the survival of the fittest is the norm, it has become critical to sharpen soft skills along with hard skills. Soft skills play a vital role in the success of an organization and therefore, their significance cannot be overlooked in this age of information and technology. Considering the fact that during the last decades, the role of soft skills for a successful career has increased notably, it is of high importance to acquire adequate soft skills beyond technical knowledge and expertise.
School has prepared me to work for your company with lots of motivation. They have helped me with talking to new people. They have had do team work with new
Previous studies have shown its implication to the phenomenon of self-serving bias. Showing that cultural differences, degree of relationship, protection of individual’s self-esteem, role of individual, academic achievement, and expectancy are factors that is affected and can affect an individual’s behavior.