News tagged with biases
Scientists from Royal Holloway University have found that when white Caucasians are under the illusion that they have a dark skin, their racial bias changes in a positive way.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 14, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
Vertebrates are predisposed to act to gain rewards, and to lay low to avoid punishment. Try to teach chickens to back away from food in order to obtain it, and you'll fail, as researchers did in 1986. But ...
Neuroscience May 07, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 2 |
Computer program identifies rare mutations harbored within diverse populations of cancer cells and microorganisms
A tumor is not a uniform mass of identical cells. However, teasing apart genetic heterogeneity within a biopsied tumor can be difficult. Researchers often fail to tell the difference between a rare variant ...
Cancer Apr 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Encouraging young people at high-risk of criminal offending and delinquency to see happiness rather than anger in facial expressions results in a decrease in their levels of anger and aggression, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Is there a double standard for gay parents? A new study published this month by a Binghamton University research team suggests that gay parents are being judged more harshly than straight parents.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—We all know about the dangers of negative stereotyping. But what about positive stereotyping? Is it really bad to assume that women are more in touch with their emotions or that immigrants work harder than ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 01, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
In a new Lloyd's emerging risk report, a team of experts from the University of Kent has shown how principles from behavioural science can be used to manage new and emerging risks more effectively.
Health Dec 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
From the playground to the office, a key aspect of our social lives involves figuring out who "belongs" and who doesn't. Our biases lead us—whether we're aware of it or not—to favor people who belong to our own social ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Medical doctors are as biased against obesity as the general public is, according to a study published Nov. 7 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Janice Sabin from the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues from t ...
Health Nov 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Caffeine perks up most coffee-lovers, but a new study shows a small dose of caffeine also increases their speed and accuracy for recognizing words with positive connotation. The research published November 7 in the open access ...
Neuroscience Nov 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Anxiety disorders affect approximately 40 million American adults each year, and although they are treatable, they often cause significant distress.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Patients with remitted major depressive disorder (MDD) have reduced guilt-selective temporofrontolimbic coupling between the right superior anterior temporal lobe (ATL) and subgenual cingulate ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- It was the small square photo clipped to an applicant's resume that most influenced whether a woman would be hired. But there was a hidden catch: The pictures showed the same six women both ...
Health May 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A new analysis of hundreds of existing research studies shows that lesbians, gays and bisexuals experience high rates of victimization.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
New evidence that physician attitudes and stereotypes about race, even if unconscious, affect the doctor-patient relationship in ways that may contribute to racial disparities in health care
Health Mar 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Bias is an inclination to present or hold a partial perspective at the expense of (possibly equally valid) alternatives. Bias can come in many forms.
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