Judgment Biases: Where Do They Come From? What Can We Do About Them?
We develop implicit bias as young children. In this session, we will discuss how our stereotypes develop and how they influence how we see ourselves and others. These biases permeate academia, influencing what choices we make, and whom we select as employees and leaders. There will be a discussion of the many ways to minimize the effects of implicit bias on assessment, recruitment, and selection. Best practices will be discussed, including the need to think critically about evaluation criteria and techniques for “widening the pool” of individuals.