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Research Unconscious Bias

Implicit biases can change—though some in a better direction than others

Harvard University, Tessa Charlesworth, 01/07/2019

New research suggests that Americans’ implicit biases based on sexual orientation, race and skin tone are improving...but that bias based on body size is increasing. Why? Media coverage and policy changes might be the reasons, according to study co-author Tessa Charlesworth of Harvard University. Results are derived from the Implicit Association Test, created at Harvard, which has been taken over 4 million times.

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