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Upon Reflection, Ep. 11: Testing for Implicit Bias

In this episode, I read my short paper with Morgan Thompson in WIRES Cognitive Science titled, “Testing for Implicit Bias: Values, Psychometrics, and Science Communication“. You may have heard about implicit bias. It is measured by indirect rather than direct measures of bias. We reconstruct arguments from debates about these measures, reveal some instances of talking past one another, highlight how debate has changed, and highlight how the debate is laden with value judgments about psychometrics and science communication. As always, free preprints of my papers are available on my CV under “Publications”.

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One thought on “Upon Reflection, Ep. 11: Testing for Implicit Bias”

  1. Thanks, Nick! I don’t have access to equipment to obtain a readable copy of your paper. I think I understand implicit bias though. One of my sources has devoted time and blog space to discussion of microaggressions. These seem to me to represent one kind of implicit bias, unless my understanding is all wrong. Keep up the good work!

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