Implicit Bias Prevention and Educational Resources
Online Implicit Association Test Module
Jennifer L. Eberhardt, a social psychologist at Stanford University, explores how racial bias works and how to disrupt it.
How to Outsmart Your Own Unconscious Bias, Valerie Alexander at TEDxPasadena
We all have implicit biases. So what can we do about it?, Dushaw Hockett at TEDxMidAtlanticSalon
Implicit Bias Online Training Modules
Online Training Course Series
NRNM provides researchers across all career stages in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with the evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture. The NRMN Unconscious Bias Course will help you address your personal unconscious bias, teach you about microaggressions, provide a solutions toolkit, develop your self-awareness, and discuss bias and disparities in medicine and health care. A certificate is awarded upon completion of these modules. The course may be completed all at once or each module may be taken separately. There is no set completion window, but all five modules must be completed to receive credit for the course. Each module takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
The VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University generates foundational research to advance women’s leadership by diagnosing barriers and developing and evaluating interventions to get beyond barriers, and disseminates research-based solutions by bridging the gap between research and practice. The lab has a collection of See Bias | Block Bias Tools that include diagnosing bias, assessing performance and potential, block bias, the redesigning, redefining work videobook, and several related video resources.
Everyone holds implicit biases. That doesn’t make us “bad people,” it just means that we have work to do. This one-hour, interactive training offered by Hollaback! will teach you how to understand and begin to undo your own implicit biases. We’ll start by learning the brain science behind implicit bias and how the part of the brain that used to protect us now holds us back. Through polls, brief thought experiments, and journaling, we’ll reflect on how implicit bias can show up in our actions and the impacts those biases can have on ourselves and our teams. Then we’ll roll our sleeves up and get to work, practicing eight concrete ways that you can begin to mitigate bias in your own life. You’ll leave more confident in your ability to see and mitigate bias.
There is overwhelming scientific evidence that unconscious bias may influence peer review and the evaluation and selection of candidates from graduate admissions through faculty hiring. This online unconscious bias training module, provided by the Government of Canada, explains what unconscious bias is, outlines how it can affect the peer review process, and suggests ways to mitigate the influence of unconscious bias. Though focused on peer review, this online module includes content that is transferable to other areas of academia including graduate admissions, postdoc selection, and faculty hiring.