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Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  22 reviews
From one of the world's leading experts on unconscious racial bias, a personal examination of one of the central controversies and culturally powerful issues of our time, and its influence on contemporary race relations and criminal justice.

We do not have to be racist to be biased. With a perspective that is both scientific, investigative, and also informed by personal exp
Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published March 26th 2019 by Viking
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Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books about implicit bias I've ever read. It's both personal and data-based, warm and inviting where it needs to be and cold and honest in other parts. I would recommend this to any organization or person or group who wants to understand how bias works and how it's ok--it's not your fault.
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the kind of informative nonfiction that I like to see -- clearly written, incorporating broad statistics and study findings with concrete examples, correlating arguments to current or historical events, and the author's use of personal anecdotes or stories told to her to make the content of her work really connect on a personal level. This is a really well executed book on implicit bias that threads the needle between acknowledging that implicit bias is something that we all inherit & ...more
Donna Hines
"We do not have to be racist to be biased."
A relevant, heart breaking, emotionally draining look at the heart of America's racial tensions, social inequality, confirmation bias, racial profiling, and the attitudes that are inherently ours.
Social judgements affect both how we see those around us and how we perceive ourselves.
Confirmation bias is the mechanism the tool allowing inaccurate beliefs to manifest and persist just as destructive as stereotypes.
Racial bias leads to the capacity to do har
Jillian Doherty
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The partial manuscript available was such a good taste - and even when the full book is ready I have a feeling it will still leave you wanting more.

The well researched and experienced examples of our natural bias are indeed groundbreaking; these experiences are not new and revolutionary moments in time - they are mind-bending because they are so familiar and evergreen struggles.

Eberhardt brings us to the heart of the issues with a personal voice and detailed understanding of being ripped from
Amber Nicole
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
👏 Bravo! 👏

The description on the jacket of this book is vague, so I assumed when I picked this up that it was on the more "benign" (no bias is really benign) biases that we experience and participate in in our daily lives, and kind of how to counteract that.
Big nope.
This book certainly talks about the various forms of bias, big to small, but Dr. Eberhardt focuses on the cause and effect of bias instead. She does a wonderful job of using anecdotes to tell stories of how bias affects the lives of
Kelly 💜☕️
4.5, rounded up

This is a great social science book... very readable and well written.

Audio narrated very well by the author with much passion in her voice.

Thanks to San Diego County Library for the digital audio version via Libby app.

[Audio: 10 hours, 25 minutes]
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Biased by Jennifer L. Eberhardt is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late March.

As a reader, I felt a real sense of empathy, heart, and understanding with Eberhardt when she went off-script from her case study findings, training sessions, and airing cam footage. I learned about a myriad of new things, such as the ‘other-race effect'; inner categorization in a similar way to how someone would see apples; training sessions to enable police officers to recognize their own implicit bias when wor
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent overview of bias in society, rooted in research and history about the African American experience but occasionally addressing other examples as well, with considerations of many institutions like school, the workplace, and policing and prison, as well as illuminating examples from Silicon Valley. There's also an insightful chapter on 2017's summer of hate and the conflict in Charlottesville.

Highly accessible and drawing on fascinating research, this is for a general audienc
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is such an important book - I can't stress it enough. Researcher and professor Eberhardt details the myriad ways in which people possess and express implicit bias, specifically toward the Black community. She discusses her own research as well as studies done by others, covering everything from her work with the Oakland Police Department to detailed interviews with people who experienced the horrifying events at Charlottesville in 2017. She also talks about her own story as a Black professi ...more
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A book that will speak to your head, heart, and soul, written by Macarthur Genius Grant winner and Stanford psychology professor Jennifer Eberhardt. I don't think I will ever forget some of the stories she shared. And, despite being a researcher in this field, there are studies she describes which are either new to me or resonating in new ways through her explanations. Professor Eberhardt is a masterful writer and teacher, who somehow walks the tightrope of being both scientific and personal in ...more
The title may seem provocative but the book backs up its ideas on bias with numerous studies and lab experiments. We learn that implicit bias (which is a kind of sorting tool in the brain that facilitates how we experience the world) is ingrained in all of us (thanks to evolution). The book examines how a mostly benign implicit bias can mutate into explicit bias, its sinister form, and how this type of bias continues to plague our communities and institutions.

Thank you to the author, publisher,
Oluwaseun Oyebamiji
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book as it can be depicted from the tittle, did help me take a peek into my own soul. It is not enough that we understood how to solve bias, but it is equally pristine that we understand why we are bias. Solving bias is not as simplistic as it is often portrayed, bias is real, it is both conscious and unconscious in our mind. Bias is rigged in our everyday activities, acknowledging this and taking time to process the choices we are about to make would serve to create a near utopia society. T ...more
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
by Jennifer L. Eberhardt

(Hardcover) and unabridged audio edition

heard au on new yorker radio hour Apr 6 2019

Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Well researched and also personal book on implicit bias. Mostly racial, but some gender bias also. Mostly in the criminal justice arena, but also in employment, education, and housing too. Worth a read.
Alexis Butler
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Informative book that is data driven but interwoven with stories that illustrate the data points. I found it a quick read.
Katie Bruell
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a deep, thoughtful, and reasoned book. Though I already knew much of what was in it, I learned a lot of new information, too.
Jim Hiller
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Powerful information on how bias shapes our world and the chilling impact on our African American citizens. What was missing for me was what I can do to personally check my own biases.
Donna Foster
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Eye-opening information that has deep viewpoints.
Jason Park
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A necessary and thought-provoking investigation of bias that could become a classic in cognitive and social psychology. My full review:
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Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford and a recipient of a 2014 MacArthur “genius” grant. She has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was named one of Foreign Policy‘s 100 Leading Global Thinkers. She is co-founder and co-director of SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions), a Stanford Center ...more