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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 Book

by Ilse Nusbaum

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006-12-01
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN : 9781425729707
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Open your eyes, Faith!" The harsh voice awakens her from internal slumber. She is Ophelia, the fourth of five fragmented personalities. She opens her eyes, a witness to murder. Her father is the murderer. A renowned physician in the light of day, under the cloak of night he obeys commandments of a sadistic creed. The idyllic setting of his lakefront home conceals the sinister reality. It is the temple of a demonic god. Ophelia is his bride. Her pact with the deity offers freedom, but not without cost. The monsters from her past return. They threaten those she loves. Only she can save them. Gods and demons vie for the minds of mortals in this tale of heroes and villains, fidelity and fanaticism, sacred oaths and prophecies, cryptic symbols, disguised identity, and the elusiveness of memory. The history is factual. The lunar tabulations are correct. The medical and psychiatric diagnoses are accurate. Despite its dark undertones, Blindspot is in essence a romance. The hero is noble. The heroine is beautiful, gifted, and brave. She is Ophelia, the novel's narrator. The villain of the piece, Max Mahler, is a brilliant and handsome doctor, a healer of the hopelessly ill. A patchwork of pagan myths and satanic rituals guides his actions. Few in his village north of Detroit know that he pays homage to a demonic god, the master of the moon. Those who know participate. Vile ceremonies take place at an altar in a tunnel that connects his lakefront home and clinic. His theology is organized and fully communicated. He steers family discussion across a broad swath, from the holy wars of the distant past to the actions of his former compatriots in Austria during the Nazi era. In thisscheme of things his god, the master, appears more temperate than other gods. Though he burdens only a chosen few, those he chooses suffer greatly, most of all his consort Ophelia, the queen of the night. Her father serves as the master's surrogate in the cruel rituals. Fear and pain rupture her identity. Ophelia's life begins in 1946. Three others preceded her, including the first girl, Faith. They share what needs to be shared in a common journal or face-to-face, but not memories of the violence that fragmented them. Only one person, George Jenner, a schoolmate, uncovers the secret of the multiples. The brief friendship makes her ordeals more bearable. He will be the novel's hero, but not yet. At sixteen they part. Ophelia becomes the dominant personality. She accepts the master, but not the family's interpretation of his nature and his will. She believes that the master will send her a husband to be her knight and a daughter to protect. He sends the husband and the daughter when she is eighteen. The husband becomes a disciple, not a knight. The fifth alter emerges. Her husband dies. The fifth girl dissolves into oblivion, no longer needed. Soon after, her mother dies. Max lets Ophelia leave with her infant daughter Amy, confident that she will return in the year foretold by his lunar charts, 1980. Time passes in deceptive tranquility. Prophecies foretell a turbulent future. In the predicted year, a new patient knocks on Max Mahler's door. George Jenner's wife Mara suffers from a lethal disease. Max gives her Ophelia's phone number. George telephones and blurts out what Max wants his daughter to know. Amy visits him and aims to heal the rift. To counter hischarisma, Ophelia returns, still loyal to the god she calls the master, still rejecting her father's interpretation of the master's will. Three years later Mara dies and Amy's daughter is born. George's vows end with his wife's death. Ophelia remains bound by hers. The fifth girl returns, permitting romance. Love is possible. Marriage is not. Max bides his time. He intends to offer Amy's daughter to the master when she turns five. Amy's inability to spot the evil core beneath her grandfather's pleasing demeanor imperi

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.

Blindspot

Blindspot
A Book

by Dana Faconti

  • Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 9781583424247
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Blindspot

Blindspot
A Book

by Kevin C. Pyle

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781417784486
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dean and his friends have turned the woods behind their housing development into an area of operations for their army fantasy and spend hours lost in episodes of intrigue and danger. A scary encounter with a homeless man in the woods one night, however, changes everything.

Epistemic Paternalism

Epistemic Paternalism
Conceptions, Justifications and Implications

by Guy Axtell,Amiel Bernal

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-06-16
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1786615746
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume considers forms of information manipulation and restriction in contemporary society, paying special attention to contemporary paternalistic practices in big data and scientific research, as the way in which the flow of information or knowledge might be curtailed by the manipulations of a small body of experts or algorithms.

The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot
A Book

by Homer Eon Flint,Austin Hall

  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 2019-11-29
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Blind Spot" by Homer Eon Flint, Austin Hall. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Blindspot

Blindspot
A Book

by Stephen E. Mulholland

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 574
  • ISBN : 9780473508876
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"In the year 5124, the Tengri System is the farthest-flung and most isolated of Earth's six colonies. With the distance from their nearest neighbor measured in centuries, Tengrans have spent more than two thousand years in safe isolation, terraforming the system's hostile planet and engineering soaring orbital habitats to fill the space above it. Until a routine calibration procedure in one of the Space Traffic Control cameras turns up a star where no star should be. Nikolai Ogorodov: Senior-most captain in Tengri's tiny Navy. Nik is facing the grim prospect that he could retire still waiting for something actually exciting to happen, when word comes in that Traffic Control has spotted the deceleration flare of a ship's drive. It's a ship - and a drive - unlike anything Tengri has seen before, and Nikolai is dispatched to determine if the newcomers are a threat to the long-standing peace. Urthe Agajanian: Under-funded and over-caffeinated, Urthe is a young researcher on Orbital Island Peridot. With the Tengri system sporting only the barest, tantalizing remnants of a long-departed alien presence, it's hardly surprising that she is possibly the system's only working xeno-technologist. When a ship turns up with a delegation claiming to be actual aliens, come to trade technology with humanity, Urthe's obscure specialty is suddenly, spectacularly relevant. Urthe and Nik approach the situation from vastly different backgrounds, each holding a different, incomplete picture of the crisis facing their home. Yet they will both find themselves making decisions that could impact the survival not just of Tengri but of humanity"--Back cover.

Blindspot

Blindspot
A Book

by Janyce Helen Van Es,Michael Joe Hayes

  • Publisher : Publishamerica Incorporated
  • Release : 2005-04-01
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9781413756708
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Do we really know and understand our pets? Are we totally aware of their personalities and their habits, good and bad, even when we aren't around to observe them? Of course not! How could we? The neighbors tell us that our sweet little dog just trashed their yard with the garbage bag, or their cat is afraid to go outside. Well, what if a pet's main caretaker dies, and he/she is left to fend for him/herself? Blindspot is a blind Australian shepherd who loves his owner unconditionally, as expected. Unintentionally, she fails to realize all his needs when it comes to health and well-being, causing the dog to find his own meals, and he does, in animal and human flesh. Creating an overall panic and disruption in a small town in Texas, a Native American widow, Nelda Cannon, is totally unaware of her dog's eating habits. When she learns that he is suspected of murder, and it is her responsibility to be aware of what he does, she literally goes underground to protect him and herself. This story is not only focused on a misunderstood, hungry dog. It also raises some issues about the plight of the Native Americans, and their entitlements to land and privacy, the questions concerning the capture and elimination of endangered species if they are dangerous to mankind, and focuses on the loyalty of one family through hard and difficult times. A chain of strange circumstances follow for Nelda Cannon and the dog's benefit, leaving the reader totally amazed or perplexed in the ending of this story.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 329
  • 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.

Blindspot

Blindspot
The complete second season

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Journal of Speculative Philosophy

The Journal of Speculative Philosophy
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Blindspot

Blindspot
A Book

by Edward W. Pluemer

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2017-03-14
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1524589543
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over the years, incidents have been reported in newspapers and on television news that are simply illogical. Situations such as a vehicle pulling directly into the path of an approaching train, a person stepping in front of a speeding vehicle, and the operator of a vehicle crashing into a stationary objectall seemingly avoidable. How was it possible that the victims did not see, hear, or feel that they were in imminent danger? In Blindspot, I present a hypothesisthese accidents were not accidental but were, in fact, carefully perpetrated, from a distance, by entities tasked with righting a celestial wrong.

Blind Spot Photography

Blind Spot Photography
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Blindspot

Blindspot
A One-act Play

by Nancy Gilsenan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 37
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stroke Book

Stroke Book
The Diary of a Blindspot

by Jonathan Alexander

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-10-05
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780823297672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Blindspot : Kosovo Roma and the Decade

Blindspot : Kosovo Roma and the Decade
Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina

by Mensur Haliti,Forum of Roma IDPs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1999, more than 100,000 Roma were forced to leave Kosovo and seek refuge in other Balkan countries or in Western Europe. Their displacement was an underreported human tragedy. By joining the Decade of Roma Inclusion, the governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia assumed the obligation to work toward improving the situation of their Roma communities. Although many Roma from Kosovo live in these countries, their needs are not reflected in programs conducted under the Decade. Leaving these people to solve their own problems neglects the moral responsibility of the societies in which they arrived and the one which they fled. Eleven years after their expulsion, writes Roma Initiatives fellow Mensur Haliti, the Roma from Kosovo have little hope that they can escape their miserable living conditions, and integrating into new communities seems nearly as impossible as returning home

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
How Neoliberalism Infiltrated Global Health

by M.D. Salmaan Keshavjee

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2014-08-16
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 052095873X
  • 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.