Humanity vs. Human Nature: Addressing Confirmation & Implicit Bias
Human bias is part of being human. If our goal is to make decisions and interact with people in an unbiased manner, then how do we recognize and address our own biases? This presentation incorporates psychological and sociological research regarding how and why humans develop bias, and provides practical tips for overcoming bias. Emphasis will be place on how bias may impact individuals in the criminal justice system. Recognizing the different types of bias to which humans are susceptible. Understanding the potential impact of bias to individuals in the criminal justice system. Identifying steps to recognize our own biases and how to not allow them to unduly impact our judgment and actions.