Legal Profession

Title

Strategies for Confronting Unconscious Bias

Document Type

Issue/Research Brief/Blog

Publication Date

5-2016

Keywords

legal profession, law firms, inclusion, implicit bias

Abstract

Research studies reveal just how much bias impacts decisions— not just on a conscious basis, but to a much greater extent, on an unconscious basis. Experts believe that the mind’s unconscious is responsible for 80% or more of thought processes. Yet the conscious mind is simply not capable of perceiving what the unconscious is thinking. This article identifies unconscious biases and provides research-based strategies for addressing them.

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