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Committed 2: Mindlessness, mindfulness and moonwalking bears. (Implicit Bias #2)

May 11, 2020 Bill Millar Episode 9
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Committed 2: Mindlessness, mindfulness and moonwalking bears. (Implicit Bias #2)
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Committed 2: Mindlessness, mindfulness and moonwalking bears. (Implicit Bias #2)
May 11, 2020 Episode 9
Bill Millar

This is our second podcast exploring Implicit or Unconscious Bias, the stereotypes ad shortcuts that our brains create to help us. Except it's not always such a big help. Sometimes they're just kind of odd, and sometimes they can even be dangerous. Fortunately many are easier to change than we might expect.

In this second exploration we dig a little deeper, examine a number of biases and how they can impact our relationships. Often we try hard to get rid of all biases - sort of like abstinence in dealing with an addiction. However since they are part of how the brain operates, we explore 'harm reduction' as another approach to dealing with bias.

As part of this episode, the host, Bill Millar will invite you to watch a one-minute video, about, oddly, bicycle safety. [It actually will make sense!] - so if you can, try this first: Test your Awareness: Do the Test

This is also the second episode in our Committed series - where we try to get to the nittiest and grittiest of the nitty-gritty of intercultural living.

Support the show (http://www.openout.ca)

Show Notes

This is our second podcast exploring Implicit or Unconscious Bias, the stereotypes ad shortcuts that our brains create to help us. Except it's not always such a big help. Sometimes they're just kind of odd, and sometimes they can even be dangerous. Fortunately many are easier to change than we might expect.

In this second exploration we dig a little deeper, examine a number of biases and how they can impact our relationships. Often we try hard to get rid of all biases - sort of like abstinence in dealing with an addiction. However since they are part of how the brain operates, we explore 'harm reduction' as another approach to dealing with bias.

As part of this episode, the host, Bill Millar will invite you to watch a one-minute video, about, oddly, bicycle safety. [It actually will make sense!] - so if you can, try this first: Test your Awareness: Do the Test

This is also the second episode in our Committed series - where we try to get to the nittiest and grittiest of the nitty-gritty of intercultural living.

Support the show (http://www.openout.ca)