implicit bias

[ im-plis-it bahy-uhs ]
/ ɪmˈplɪs ɪt ˈbaɪ əs /

noun Psychology.

bias that results from the tendency to process information based on unconscious associations and feelings, even when these are contrary to one’s conscious or declared beliefs: implicit bias in cases of racial discrimination.

Nearby words

  1. implications,
  2. implicative,
  3. implicatory,
  4. implicature,
  5. implicit,
  6. implicit differentiation,
  7. implicit function,
  8. implicit function theorem,
  9. implicitly,
  10. implied

Origin of implicit bias

First recorded in 1930–35

Also called im·plic·it so·cial cog·ni·tion.

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