By Gerry Zack
Incoming CEO, SCCE & HCCA
It’s a shame that everyone except me is so biased.
That seems to be the reaction when the subject of bias comes up, reinforcing the fact that we are ALL biased. I’m not talking about conscious biases (my dog is better than your dog). It’s the unconscious (implicit) biases that everyone has that can be harmful—especially if you’re an investigator.
Implicit biases refer to biases that we are not really aware of—at least not at the time they affect our behavior. Having implicit biases does not make you a bad person; that’s one of the first things to keep in mind. Everyone has them. They are one category within a broader range of unconscious behavior that drives our actions. [Read more…]