Unconscious bias resources and references

Further information and resources on unconscious bias.

Email staff equity manager Cathie Walsh or give her a call on: +64 9 373 7599 for more information. 

External resources

M. Banaji, A. Greenwald. Blind Spot The hidden biases of good people. Delacorte 2013.

Daniel Kahneman. Thinking fast and slow. Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011

Nicola Gaston. Why Science is Sexist. BWB Texts NZ 2015

Equality Challenge Unit UK Review. Unconscious bias and higher education, 2013

The Ohio State University Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. State of Science: 2017 Implicit Bias Review, 2017

Online training

Cognicity offers an empirically research driven and industry validated approach to developing adaptive and inclusive organisations. They offer a range of on-line learning options, with the licensing fee available on request. Go to the Cognicity website. 

Kirwin Institute in partnership with the Schott Foundation for Public Education and the Ohio State University has developed free implicit bias training. Sign up now.

Three 30 minute introductory courses by SkillSoft; accessed through the University’s staff Career Tools portal.

Blogs and video resources

  • Four short videos from Cornerstone exploring; strategies to avoid bias, common biases and impact of biases, see Improve inclusivity
  • Creating a level playing field is a presentation with Prof. Shelly Correll (Sociology, Standford University, Director of the Michelle R. Clayman Institute). She discusses how stereotypes act as a shortcut in information processing and how to support other women. See Creating a level playing field.
  • Cubist crystal a blog by Professor Jennifer L Martin, (Director of the Eskitis Drug Discovery Institute Griffith University, NHMRC Fellow, and former ARC Australian Laureate Fellow). Her blog advocates for equal opportunity and addressing gender imbalance in academia, especially in Science. See Cubist Crystal

Notable blog articles on Cubist crystal

University resources

Presentations and workshops on unconscious and implicit bias are available through the Equity Office - Te Ara Tautika.

Other resources are available to assist managers and academic heads ensure fair and equitable employment processes, including:

I, too, am Auckland

This video series is a student-based initiative at The University of Auckland. It explores  experiences and perspective provided by Māori and Pacific students across a variety of academic disciplines.

References

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  2. Get the Facts: Implicit Bias and the AAUW Implicit Association Test on Gender and Leadership, Undated. 
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  4. C Moss-Racusin, J. Dovidio, V Brescoll, M. Graham, J. Handelsman. Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109.41 2012.
  5. M Gee Wilson, P Gahlout, L Liu and S Mouly. A rose by any other name: The effect of ethnicity and name on access to employment... Business Review. University of Auckland 7, 2, 2005.
  6. A. Booth, A Leigh, E. Varganova. Does Racial and Ethnic Discrimination Vary Across Minority Groups? Evidence from a Field Experiment. 2010.
  7. Bertrand, M. and Mullainthan, S. (2003). Are Emily and Greg more employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A field experiment on labor market discrimination. Working paper series, University of Massachusetts, 03-22.
  8. Unconscious bias and education A comparative study of Māori and African American students. Houkamau, Carla ; Kingi, H ; Blank, A. 2016-04-05 https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm
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  10. M. Banaji, A. Greenwald. Blind Spot The hidden biases of good people. Delacorte 2013.
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  12. 'Blind' job applications: Victoria Government seeks to remove unconscious bias from employment, ABC News, 2016.
  13. Civil service to start "name blind" recruitment of graduates in latest diversity push, Civil Service World, 2015.
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  16. Long-term reduction in implicit race bias: A prejudice habit-breaking intervention, 2013.
  17. Lynn M. Shore et al. Diversity in organizations: Where are we now and where are we going?, Human Resource Management Review 19, 2009, 117–133.
  18. Reducing Implicit Racial Preferences: II. Intervention Effectiveness Across Time, 2016.
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