By letting machines recommend movies and decide whom to hire, humans are losing their unpredictable nature – and possibly the ability to make everyday judgments, as well.
yesterday • ~7 min
Bias may lead health care professionals to over-diagnose borderline personality disorder among lesbian, gay, and bisexual patients, research finds.
Feb. 17, 2021 • ~6 min
A food policy researcher helps make sense of the lexicon of US food policy terms, and explains how they relate to racial justice.
Feb. 2, 2021 • ~8 min
A broad look at recruiters' actions on a job website reveals who experiences hiring discrimination and when, report researchers.
Jan. 27, 2021 • ~7 min
People in a new study deemed the sexual harassment claims of "prototypical" women more credible, which raises the question of who gets silenced.
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~9 min
The child welfare system in the US often targets poor families for unnecessary investigations or child removals, the author of a new book argues.
Dec. 16, 2020 • ~10 min
Jews and Muslims in the US report more discrimination and are more likely to become victims of violence due of their religious beliefs, new research finds.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~4 min
Blacks are at greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than whites. A study that examined racism at the country level had surprising results.
Dec. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
Ageism varies among countries, new research shows. Older adults in Japan and China are highly respected; but that's less true in the US.
Dec. 1, 2020 • ~7 min
Cognitive shortcuts help you efficiently move through a complicated world. But they come with an unwelcome side effect: Facts aren't necessarily enough to change your mind.
Dec. 1, 2020 • ~8 min