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Implicit Bias Awareness

Biases start early. In one famous study, when children are asked to draw a scientist, about half of kindergarteners will draw a male scientist and half will draw a female scientist. By third grade, about 75 percent will draw a male scientist. And just about everyone is prone to biases, whether you’re male or female, white or non-white, scientist or not.

Hear more about how these biases manifest in the workplace and what you might be able to do about them. In this video Caroline Simard, Research Director at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research, discusses implicit bias and stereotypes in science with Jeff Miller, Berkeley Lab’s Head of Public Affairs.

Test your own implicit biases by taking the Harvard Implicit Association Test.

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