Brain scans of liberals and conservatives indicate "a neural basis to partisan biases, and some language especially drives polarization."
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: politics immigration brains bias united-states society-and-culture rhetoric
Local news covers murder victims from Black or Hispanic neighborhoods less, researchers say. The news also humanizes victims from white places more.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: journalism bias featured society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity homicide
In an experiment focused on public schools, researchers found religious discrimination against Muslims and atheists was more likely than against Christians.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: religion bias discrimination united-states society-and-culture
The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: computing computer-science employment women stem bias quick-reads research-brief technology sexism careers confidence workplace workforce men performance gender-gap young-women
White people are often defensive when they're called out for these subtle snubs and insults. But researchers have found that microaggressions correlate with racial bias.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: psychology bias race racism psychology-research racial-injustice microaggression racial-bias microaggressions racial-prejudice
New research digs into how epidemics and pandemics can lead to more xenophobia and bigotry. "It's interesting and really disappointing."
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: bias society-and-culture health-and-medicine pandemics
Data science provides a foundation for an important front in the battle against COVID-19. The Harvard Data Science Review, a journal of the Harvard Data Science Initiative, is helping keep data scientists connected and up to date on the latest findings.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~21 min
Tags: science-technology covid-19 inequality data-science alvin-powell bias francesca-dominici harvard-data-science-initiative harvard-data-science-review xiao-li-meng
If you’re American – regardless of the color of your skin – racism structures how you think. Changing the system should change these implicit biases.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: psychology implicit-bias racism police-shootings police-shootings-of-black-men decision-making implicit-association-test racial-stereotypes cultural-bias stereotype
New research examining when consumers go for "natural" products may be relevant to public receptions of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 marketing vaccines bias consumers health-and-medicine rhetoric
Women have disrupted research on bird song, and their findings show how diversity can improve all fields of science
For decades, scientists believed that only male birds sang. Then women entered the field and showed what their predecessors had missed.
Sept. 11, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: birds women stem wildlife ornithology gender-bias diversity birdsong womens-representation breeding gender-bias-in-academia diversity-in-science
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