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Why This Beautiful Human Behaviour is Highly Infectious The wonderful human behaviour that elevates all our morals. Acts of kindness can spread surprisingly easily between people — just by observing someone else being generous. They activate parts of the brain involved in motivating action and of social engagement, a new study finds. Unconscious bias at work Unconscious biases are created and reinforced by our environments and experiences. Our mind is constantly processing information, oftentimes without our conscious awareness. When we are moving fast or lack all the data, our unconscious biases fill in the gaps, influencing everything from product decisions to our interactions with coworkers.
Quote of the Day: Scarlett Johansson Tired of Sexist Diet Questions Cross-posted at Women and Hollywood. Wow, who knew I could love Scarlett Johansson so much?? I posted this on Bitch Flicks‘ Facebook page but thought it was too great not to post here too. At The Avengers press conference in London, a reporter proceeded to ask Robert Downey Jr. an in-depth, thought-provoking question about his character (Tony Stark/Iron Man) and then asked Johansson about her diet. I shit you not. Reporter: “I have a question to Robert and to Scarlett.
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BBC staff take 'unconscious bias' course to encourage more diverse recruitment Mr Harding said: "If we really are determined to make the BBC more representative of the audiences it serves, then we have to intervene. "There is no single fix that is either practical or fair. Instead, we have to set in motion a great many things which will, together, add up to a fundamental change." He added: "Across News, we worry that we have a tendency to recruit in our own image, so all members of the News Group Board have taken a course in unconscious bias." Dogs are Boys; Cats are Girls by Lisa Wade, PhD, Nov 9, 2012, at 11:00 am I’ve posted more than once, and gleefully, about the weird American habit we have of associating dogs with men and cats with women. Well, Adrienne H. sent in a particularly humorous example: an advertising image from Pajamagram, featuring “hoodie-footies” for the entire family. They are color-coded — pink for girls, blue for boys — all the way down to the dog and cat.
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