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Blindspot

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Publisher's Summary

I know my own mind.

I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way.

These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore 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 authors’ metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question 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, 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.

The title’s "good people" are those of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions. The aim of Blindspot is to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment. By gaining awareness, we can adapt beliefs and behavior and "outsmart the machine" in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Venturing into this book is an invitation to understand our own minds.

Brilliant, authoritative, and utterly accessible, Blindspot is a book that will challenge and change listeners for years to come.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2013 Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Dania Frank 01-29-15
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    "A compelling read."

    This is a great book. It's well written with compelling examples. I would recommend it for anyone searching for an easily accessible way to discuss implicit bias. For some it will be eye-opening. For others who already have some experience with these issues, the book is a good summary of the research literature.

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    Ryan Arnold 12-21-15
    Ryan Arnold 12-21-15
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    "Difficult to interpret."

    This book does not translate well to the audio book format. It relies heavily upon printed supplemental material, which renders the point of an audiobook moot. it is well narrated, but is best left to the reader.

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    Dragon Flyer 08-28-16
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    "Objective commentary on a mystery ."

    Why do so many of the white majority (at the moment) think race prejudice has improved significantly while many minorities still feel the consequences of prejudice?
    The book establishes and explains the explicit bias and implicit bias gap in each of us. In a time of explosive rhetoric - thoughtful discourse is very insightful. Hopefully, the insights will help bridge our internal gaps as well as extend grace to others who judge the gap between stated beliefs and perceived conflicts of behavior.
    Many of our biases are invisible to us. It is like water to a fish.

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    Stephen B. Spencer North Jersey 08-02-16
    Stephen B. Spencer North Jersey 08-02-16 Member Since 2010

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    "Well researched, documented and informative."

    Source materials were extremely well integrated. narration was tedious but considering the subject matter, passable.

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    Judi Heitz 07-25-16
    Judi Heitz 07-25-16 Member Since 2005
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    "Dated information presented in monotone"

    reading in a monotone and 'over- enunciating' all the terms not only takes away interest but makes the book an excellent lullabye

    The information in this book could have been presented in a magazine article. Many of the 'stories' used for illustration are dated and do not really support their ideas.

    Not about blindspots at all, but uses the words "stereotype" to mean generalization... and the book has diluted the information so badly by trying to make a book from a magazine article that the book itself is a generalization.

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