3 Tips for Managing Conformity Bias
There are over a hundred types of bias in our world, and today we’re going to examine a particularly pervasive one: conformity bias, also known as the bandwagon effect. As the name suggests, this bias involves “jumping on the bandwagon,” i.e. when we choose to do something not because we personally agree but rather because everyone else is doing it. Here’s a classic example: let’s say I’m at a restaurant, and I’d like to order dessert, but the three friends I’m eating with all refuse. As a result, I refuse, too, not because I decided I don’t actually want that delicious slice of chocolate cake, but because everyone else turned it down!
U.S. Agency Head Warns Employers About Bias in AI-Based Workplace Surveillance Tools
Charlotte Burrows, the chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), has cautioned employers about the potential discriminatory implications of using artificial intelligence (AI)-driven "bossware" tools. These tools, designed to monitor and track employees' activities, including their whereabouts, keystrokes, and productivity, can inadvertently violate discrimination laws.
How to Successfully Hire Diverse Talent
As the value of diversity and inclusion becomes ever more recognized within and across organizations, the push for diverse hiring is growing, too. Of course, there has never been positive momentum that didn’t meet resistance, and the task of diverse hiring is no exception. It’s high time we debunked the myths around diverse hiring and explored the best way for an organization to succeed at this goal!
Morris County Prosecutor's Office Hosts Anti-Bias Training for School Resource Officers
MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The Morris County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO) conducted an enlightening training session on bias crimes and incidents on Friday, May 12, aiming to better equip school administrators, teachers, School Resource Officers (SROs), and Juvenile Officers with the tools to prevent such behavior in their educational communities. The well-attended virtual event saw close to 600 members participating.
Ruth Snyder: A Case of Gender Bias and the Morality of Photographing Executions
In the early 20th century, the Ruth Snyder murder trial and subsequent execution captured the attention of the American public. The case was shocking in its brutality and the gender bias it exposed. However, what has kept Snyder's case in public consciousness is the controversy surrounding the photograph taken of her execution. In this article, we will delve deeper into these two issues, exploring the role of gender bias in Snyder's case and the morality of photographing executions.
Morris County Prosecutor's Office Brings Awareness to Bias and Cyber Harassment with Local Students
Morris County Prosecutor's Office Partners with Local Schools to Educate Students on the Risks of Bias and Cyber Harassment in Ongoing Educational Program. Samantha DeNegri and Patrick LaGuerre from the Morris County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO) have been on a mission this winter to educate students on bias issues, cyber harassment, and how to exercise good judgment when it comes to online interactions. As part of an ongoing program to engage local youth, SAP DeNegri and Sgt. LaGuerre visited three different schools in New Jersey, including Villa Walsh Academy, Union Catholic Academy, and Mountain Lakes High School, in January and February 2023.
Statement from Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin on Bias Incidents Currently Under Investigation
Two bias-motivated crimes that occurred this weekend in Essex and Monmouth Counties are under investigation by the NJ Attorney General. An attempted case of arson against a synagogue in Essex County on Sunday, January 29, and an attack on members of a church in Monmouth County on Saturday, January 28, are both under investigation as bias-motivated crimes.
History: Male Impersonators
Today, females have a lot of freedom to choose their careers. However, that wasn't always true. Several fearless women of history are the perfect examples of how identifying with the opposite gender actually helped them succeed.
Ways to Prevent Confirmation Bias in Tech, Social Sciences & Everywhere Else
So often we want the results obtained to conform to our own desired outcomes. This bias is known as Confirmation Bias. Confirmation bias is, according to Investopedia, "the tendency of human beings to actively search for, interpret, and retain information that matches their preconceived notions and beliefs."
Opinion: CNN+ Goes Down Faster Than The Titanic
What's next for the fledgling Channel that was once a media powerhouse?. Almost to the day of the 110th anniversary of the most well-known avoidable disaster in history, and less than two weeks after the maiden voyage of its brand new flagship property, CNN announces it's pulling the plug on its shiny new streaming service.
2021 Was a Record-High Year for Reported Bias Incidents in New Jersey
Morris County saw a total of 98 reported bias incidents in 2021, occurring in 25 separate towns/municipalities within our county. Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on April 1, 2022, that, according to preliminary data, 1,871 bias incidents were reported to law enforcement agencies throughout New Jersey in 2021. This represents a 29 percent increase from the 1,447 bias incidents reported for 2020.
Course evaluations: What are they used for, where do they go and how do they fail?
In the final weeks of each semester, Tufts students expect a familiar email in their inboxes, urgently inviting them to click on a link and complete their course evaluations. In return for completing the evaluation, students receive early access to their unofficial transcripts, allowing them to see their grades prior to the grading deadline. For most, however, the process that occurs after submitting their course evaluations remains largely unknown, along with the evaluations’ impact on faculty.