Harvard Psychologist, Mahzarin Banaji coined the term “thumbprint of my culture.” She and many others have studied implicit bias. These are biases we all have and use without conscious awareness. Our brain works fast to make decisions constantly and develop mental shortcuts. These shortcuts become our biases.

Cognitive scientists have categorized more than a hundred biases. The categories called the SEEDS Model stands for Similarity, Expedience, Experience, Distance and Safety.

Nora T. Akins of Strategic Management uses employment law and neuroscience to make the world kinder, one workplace at a time. Reach Nora at 219-873-1735 or nora@manage


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