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Biased Decision Making

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Blog Posts | Comments Off on Biased Decision Making

We are barraged with information and experiences.  In order to function efficiently, our brains develop mental shortcuts; that is, ways to categorize our experiences and the information we cultivate.  Over time, we develop generalized ways of thinking.  Some times we associate negative traits were certain groups of people and positive traits with other groups.  When we make these knee-jerk associational assumptions and generalizations, we are stereotyping.  When we make employment decisions based on stereotype, we are discriminating.  When we discriminate against someone who is in a protected category, we are breaking the law. Biased decision-making is illegal when it...

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