Our Unconscious Bias

Updated: Nov 14, 2021

All of us have unconscious bias to something.

Unconscious biases are everywhere. What we choose, who we chose to be with what neighborhood that we reside in, the close friends that we have, to the people we date. Research in neuroscience now demonstrates that many biases are formed throughout life and acted on at the subconscious level, mainly through societal and parental conditioning. As people we gather millions of bits of information and our brain processes that information in specific ways – unconsciously categorizing and formatting it into familiar patterns. Most of us have difficulty accepting or acknowledging it, but we all do it. Gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, body size, profession etc., all influence the split second assessments that we make of people and form the basis of our relationship with others, and the world at large.

In this short video Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto discusses how difficult it is to change an unconscious bias.

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