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Blindspot

Blindspot
Hidden Biases of Good People

by Mahzarin R. Banaji,Anthony G. Greenwald

  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release : 2013-02-12
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0440423295
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Accessible and authoritative . . . While we may not have much power to eradicate our own prejudices, we can counteract them. The first step is to turn a hidden bias into a visible one. . . . What if we’re not the magnanimous people we think we are?”—The Washington Post I know my own mind. I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way. These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. “Blindspot” is the authors’ metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question the extent to which our perceptions of social groups—without our awareness or conscious control—shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential. In Blindspot, the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot. The title’s “good people” are those of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions. The aim of Blindspot is to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment. By gaining awareness, we can adapt beliefs and behavior and “outsmart the machine” in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Venturing into this book is an invitation to understand our own minds. Brilliant, authoritative, and utterly accessible, Blindspot is a book that will challenge and change readers for years to come. Praise for Blindspot “Conversational . . . easy to read, and best of all, it has the potential, at least, to change the way you think about yourself.”—Leonard Mlodinow, The New York Review of Books “Banaji and Greenwald deserve a major award for writing such a lively and engaging book that conveys an important message: Mental processes that we are not aware of can affect what we think and what we do. Blindspot is one of the most illuminating books ever written on this topic.”—Elizabeth F. Loftus, Ph.D., distinguished professor, University of California, Irvine; past president, Association for Psychological Science; author of Eyewitness Testimony

Blindspot

Blindspot
A Novel

by Jane Kamensky,Jill Lepore

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2008-12-09
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN : 0385528531
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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BONUS: This edition contains a Blindspot discussion guide. Stewart Jameson, a Scottish portrait painter fleeing his debtors in Edinburgh, has washed up on the British Empire's far shores—in the city of Boston, lately seized with the spirit of liberty. Eager to begin anew, he advertises for an apprentice, but the lad who comes knocking is no lad at all. Fanny Easton is a fallen woman from Boston's most prominent family who has disguised herself as a boy to become Jameson's defiant and seductive apprentice. Written with wit and exuberance by accomplished historians, Blindspot is an affectionate send-up of the best of eighteenth-century fiction. It celebrates the art of the Enlightenment and the passion of the American Revolution by telling stories of ordinary people caught up in an extraordinary time.

American Blindspot

American Blindspot
Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency

by Gerardo Martí

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2019-12-16
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 1538116103
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Blindspot: Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency is a careful exploration of the forces that led to the election of the 45th president of the United States.Author Gerardo Martí synthesizes the latest scholarship and historical research to examine the roles that race, class, and religion have played in politics—both historically and today. This book goes beyond the initial claims that the American working class was the force behind Donald Trump’s election or policies and instead offers a nuanced perspective on how race, religion, and class have shaped our national views, Trump’s election, and his policies.

Shallcross: The Blindspot Cathedral

Shallcross: The Blindspot Cathedral
A Book

by Charles Porter

  • Publisher : Charles Porter
  • Release : 2014-07-01
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0989425606
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aubrey Shallcross loses direction and feels lost after selling his successful business and retiring. In the absence of routine and structure, the auditory and visual hallucinations he’s experienced since childhood become stronger and more vivid. He finds comfort from fear and anxiety in the familiarity of Triple Suiter, his mind’s other voice, as they explore his psyche and the remnants of Catholicism Aubrey has shunned. To maintain his sanity and manage intrusions from a bad voice called the Slim Hand, Shallcross indulges his passions for training horses, surfing, and music. Aubrey’s life is transformed by the love of an unusual women and they lead a life of devotion and magic until a jealous stalker fills Aubrey's life with pain and darkness.

Blind Spot Photography

Blind Spot Photography
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Illuminating the Blindspots

Illuminating the Blindspots
Essays Honoring Dallas W. Symthe [i.e. Smythe]

by Janet Wasko,Vincent Mosco,Manjunath Pendakur

  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dallas W. Smythe has made important contributions to the study of the political economy of communications, as well as to the critical study of communication and information. His work has probed the neglected corners of the academic study of communication research, challenging and inspiring students and researchers for nearly 50 years. Celebrating Dallas Smythe, this volume includes 19 articles that draw on his work and furthur challenge existing communications structures and policies. The contributions examine case studies of the political economy of communication and information from various perspectives as well as exploring international communications issues and media/audience analysis.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
A Book

by Teju Cole

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2017-07-04
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0571335039
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The shadow of a tree in upstate New York. A hotel room in Switzerland. A young stranger in the Congo. In Blind Spot, readers will follow Teju Cole's inimitable artistic vision into the visual realm, as he continues to refine the voice and intellectual obsessions that earned him such acclaim for Open City. In more than 150 pairs of images and surprising, lyrical text, Cole explores his complex relationship to the visual world through his two great passions: writing and photography. Blind Spot is a testament to the art of seeing by one of the most powerful and original voices in contemporary literature.

The Blind Spot and Other Stories of the Supernatural

The Blind Spot and Other Stories of the Supernatural
A Book

by Saki - H H Monroe

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2016-10-17
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 1365205193
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Saki: The Blind Spot and Other Stories of the Supernatural Hector Hugh Munro is perhaps the most graceful spokesman for England's ""golden afternoon"" - those slow and peaceful years prior to the outbreak of World War I. The good wit of bad manners, elegantly spiced with irony and deftly controlled malice, has made Saki stories small, perfect gems of the English language. The Blind Spot and Other Stories of the Supernatural contain all his short stories about the supernatural.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
When Journalists Don't Get Religion

by Paul Marshall,Lela Gilbert,Roberta Green-Ahmanson

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2008-11-14
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0199705690
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why do the media so often miss or misunderstand major news stories? One reason is that, in today's complex and pervasively religious world, understanding religion is vital in accurately reporting and interpreting current events. The authors of Blind Spot argue that all too frequently journalists and commentators do not take religion seriously and therefore fail to grasp the religious context of the news. Blind Spot's essays examine news stories reported by major media sources in which key religious dimensions were ignored, overlooked, or misrepresented. These stories range from the 2004 U.S. presidential elections, to Iran, Iraq, and the papal succession. Blind Spot offers all readers -- whether people of faith or not -- an interesting and balanced analysis of the news media's uneasy relationship with religion and religious issues.

The Bible's Tare and Blind Spot

The Bible's Tare and Blind Spot
The Unfocused Words of Doctrines and Theologians of Mainstream Christianity's Denominations

by Steven Iruthaya

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2012-08
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN : 1475944934
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For many of us, theology, rather than the Bible itself, comprises our knowledge of God. This knowledge, however, is a gift from the Holy Spirit. In order to find it, we must allow the Holy Spirit to direct us when we read the Bible instead of relying upon theologians' interpretations. The Bible's Tare and Blind Spot takes a hard look at the diverse, complex, and sometimes incompatible beliefs of various Christian groups. Author Steven Iruthaya shares how portions of the Church have misrepresented and misapplied the teachings in the Scriptures over the past two thousand years. Through analysis, he contends that religious leaders have agendas that they do not always make clear. Iruthaya raises a number of significant issues that have caused discussions and controversies throughout the history of the church. He briefly explores early, middle, and modern Christianity's doctrines and then focuses on pertinent topics such as the Holy Spirit, the life of Jesus, the Ten Commandments, and more. His conclusions are challenging and, for some, perhaps provocative. An informative treatise on Christianity, The Bible's Tare and Blind Spot calls Christians to challenge their long-held assumptions and, in doing so, find greater faith.

Your Blind Spot

Your Blind Spot
What Are You Missing?

by Andreas Buergi

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2020-06-16
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 3749495114
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How large is your personal blind spot? And how is it impacting your life, your relationships, your career, business and finances? Due to the very nature of your blind spot, you are probably not even aware of how it is affecting you. If you ever find yourself getting in your own way, not following through with your plans and resolutions, punching below your weight, this may well be due to the self-sabotage effect of your personal blind spot. This book will help you to see what you normally can't, providing you with the opportunity to take precise, effective action in order to turn your situation around and achieve elegant success.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
A Book

by Chris Fabry

  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release : 2007-08-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1414332467
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For Tim Carhardt and Jamie Maxwell, life has been all about NASCAR racing, but while Tim's only goal is to survive, Jamie is determined to become the first successful female driver, and both find themselves tested when dreams and faith collide.

The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot
A Science Fiction Thriller

by Michael Robertson

  • Publisher : Michael Robertson
  • Release : 2020-03-27
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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COULD YOU BETRAY EVERYONE YOU CARE ABOUT TO PREVENT A WAR? The Blind Spot exists in defiance of Scala City’s dystopian big brother regime. It occupies a small sector in the city, and those who live there believe in their right to privacy. Scala City believe if you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide. But the Blind Spot have hackers that could bring the larger city to its knees. This is why it’s never spilled over into all-out war. Until now ... A terrorist attack on Scala City’s main plaza has tipped the delicate balance. There is only one person who can halt the conflict before it begins ... Marcie Hugo, daughter of the Blind Spot’s leader, and the district’s best kept secret. Cybernetically enhanced, she’s faster, stronger, and smarter than most. But more importantly, she’s invisible. Protected and hidden away by her father for the majority of her life, she’s in the unique position to move between the Blind Spot and Scala City unnoticed. With the best hacker in the city on her side, and while the rest of the Blind Spot prepares for a bloody war, Marcie gets to work ... To avoid total annihilation, she will have to betray everyone she loves, starting with her father ... And even then, her chances of success are slim ... Join Marcie in a race against time as she turns over every neon-lit inch of Scala City and The Blind Spot in a quest to discover who’s trying to destroy her home and why. And even if she is successful, with the number of ties she’s severed, how much of a life will she have left to return to? The Blind Spot: Neon Horizon book one is a fast-paced science fiction thriller. If you like dazzling neon dystopian landscapes, where entertainment, credits, and the latest street drugs are all worth more than human life, then you’ll love this hard-hitting grimy glimpse into the hyper-cities of the future.

America's Blind Spot

America's Blind Spot
Chavez, Oil, and U.S. Security

by Michael J. Economides,Andrés Cala

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2012-07-05
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1441119027
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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High oil prices are bound to undermine the U.S. economic recovery, unless global supplies increase significantly. Latin America holds the world's biggest oil reserves after the Middle East, but politics are hindering its potential, especially in Venezuela. Global U.S. security would benefit from a revamping of outdated and misguided idealism-driven policies toward Latin America, which, in fact, strengthen anti-American forces led by President Hugo Chávez. This is a blind spot in American politics, one that threatens U.S. geopolitical and economic interests. At stake, ultimately, is the U.S.'s ability to navigate a shifting world and protect its way of life. Washington needs a new regional policy not only to neutralize Chávez, but also to secure long term access to Latin America's oil, improve global security, and counter the rising influence of regional players. America's Blind Spot offers a fascinating and thorough analysis of key geopolitical and economic threats to the U.S., highlighting the need for a new Latin American policy doctrine based on military and strategic priorities.

The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot
Science and the Crisis of Uncertainty

by William Byers

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2011-03-28
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1400838150
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why absolute certainty is impossible in science In today's unpredictable and chaotic world, we look to science to provide certainty and answers—and often blame it when things go wrong. The Blind Spot reveals why our faith in scientific certainty is a dangerous illusion, and how only by embracing science's inherent ambiguities and paradoxes can we truly appreciate its beauty and harness its potential. Crackling with insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas, from climate change to the global financial meltdown, this book challenges our most sacredly held beliefs about science, technology, and progress. At the same time, it shows how the secret to better science can be found where we least expect it—in the uncertain, the ambiguous, and the inevitably unpredictable. William Byers explains why the subjective element in scientific inquiry is in fact what makes it so dynamic, and deftly balances the need for certainty and rigor in science with the equally important need for creativity, freedom, and downright wonder. Drawing on an array of fascinating examples—from Wall Street's overreliance on algorithms to provide certainty in uncertain markets, to undecidable problems in mathematics and computer science, to Georg Cantor's paradoxical but true assertion about infinity—Byers demonstrates how we can and must learn from the existence of blind spots in our scientific and mathematical understanding. The Blind Spot offers an entirely new way of thinking about science, one that highlights its strengths and limitations, its unrealized promise, and, above all, its unavoidable ambiguity. It also points to a more sophisticated approach to the most intractable problems of our time.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
Illuminating the Hidden Value In Business

by Steve Diller,Nathan Shedroff,Sean Sauber

  • Publisher : Rosenfeld Media
  • Release : 2016-11-02
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 193382056X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Distracted by traditional metrics and mounting access to data, leaders are blinded to what it actually takes to create greater value for their businesses: meaningful, long-term relationships with their customers. In Blind Spot, you'll learn how exceptional organizations—from Disney to Instagram—innovate and sustain valuable, productive customer relationships. Blind Spot's lessons deliver a groundbreaking perspective shift and win-win approach for your customers, your business—and even your shareholders.

Blind Spot For Murder

Blind Spot For Murder
A Max Cutler Novel

by David A. Evans

  • Publisher : David A Evans
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 1483544109
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Blind Spot For Murder is a completed, 102,964-word Fictional Thriller. It is targeted toward adult readers. The story takes place in the US and Europe, as well as the many beautiful ports of call of various cruise ships. Max Cutler is a young law school graduate who is recruited by the Secret Service. Not to protect the president, but to protect America’s interests abroad; specifically, to break up a counterfeiting ring based in Germany that is using US dollars. While Max is in Europe, his younger sister disappears from a cruise ship in Alaska. He flies back to comfort his parents, who are subsequently killed in a plane crash. Max is devastated. In trying to determine the details surrounding his sister’s death, he discovers that over 700 people per year go missing or die on cruise ships, raising more questions than answers. He befriends Cheryl, whose husband has disappeared from a cruise ship as well. They join forces and create MIDAS, Marine Investigations Deaths at Sea. Max recruits investigators from among his cohorts; former US Secret Service and Navy Seals; British military intelligence; German police, and New Zealand SAS, among others. The best of the best. While Max is on the trail of the European counterfeiters, MIDAS is tracking down a serial killer on the high seas known as the Grim Reaper. These two worlds collide when the details of what actually happened to Max’s family emerge.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
How Neoliberalism Infiltrated Global Health

by Salmaan Keshavjee,Paul Farmer

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2014-08-16
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0520282841
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Neoliberalism has been the defining paradigm in global health since the latter part of the twentieth century. What started as an untested and unproven theory that the creation of unfettered markets would give rise to political democracy led to policies that promoted the belief that private markets were the optimal agents for the distribution of social goods, including health care. A vivid illustration of the infiltration of neoliberal ideology into the design and implementation of development programs, this case study, set in post-Soviet Tajikistan’s remote eastern province of Badakhshan, draws on extensive ethnographic and historical material to examine a “revolving drug fund” program—used by numerous nongovernmental organizations globally to address shortages of high-quality pharmaceuticals in poor communities. Provocative, rigorous, and accessible, Blind Spot offers a cautionary tale about the forces driving decision making in health and development policy today, illustrating how the privatization of health care can have catastrophic outcomes for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot

Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot
A Book

by Reed Farrel Coleman

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-09-09
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0698155629
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Coleman keeps the characters and the somber atmosphere but makes the book his own stylistically." --Booklist Police Chief Jesse Stone is back in the remarkable new installment of the New York Times–bestselling series. It’s been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and still longer since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a major league baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team at a hip New York city hotel, he is forced to grapple with his memories and regrets over what might have been. Jesse left more behind him than unresolved feelings about the play that ended his baseball career. The darkly sensuous Kayla, his former girlfriend and current wife of an old teammate is there in New York, too. As is Kayla’s friend, Dee, an otherworldly beauty with secret regrets of her own. But Jesse’s time at the reunion is cut short when, in Paradise, a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of the town’s most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped. Though seemingly coincidental, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes back in Paradise. As Jesse, Molly, and Suit hunt for the killer and for the missing son, it becomes clear that one of Jesse’s old teammates is intimately involved in the crimes. That there are deadly forces working below the surface and just beyond the edge of their vision. Sometimes, that’s where the danger comes from, and where real evil lurks. Not out in the light—but in your blind spot.

A Blind Spot for Boys

A Blind Spot for Boys
A Book

by Justina Chen

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-08-12
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 031636438X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A great photo knocks your heart open. So give some thought to that. What knocks your heart open." Sixteen-year-old Shana is officially on a Boy Moratorium. After a devastating breakup, she decides it's time to end the plague of Mr. Wrongs and devote herself to her true passion: photography. Enter Quattro, the undeniably intriguing lacrosse player who slams into Shana one morning in Seattle. Sparks don't simply fly; they ignite--and so does Shana's interest. But just as she's about to rethink her ban on boys, she receives crushing news: Her dad is going blind. Shana and her parents vow to make the most of the time her father has left to see, so they plan a photo safari to Machu Picchu. But even as Shana travels away from Quattro, she can't get him out of her mind. Love and loss, humor and heartbreak collide in this new novel from acclaimed author Justina Chen.