Racism And Other Forms Of Bias In Academic Research Can Be Cured, Science Recommends! [VIDEO]By Michael Lagura
A revisited scientific study in New York University reveals the best cure for racism and other forms of bias in the academic research. Keeping in mind the larger population of whites proven to be biased under most circumstances, David Amodio, together with an IAT (Implicit Association Test) team from New York University reveals a most plausible means of mitigating the occurrence of bias in the field.
Perhaps not only the Americans, but the general humanity at par is born with bigoted perspectives. What pulls these mental actions and reactions together is the phenomenon reportedly quoted as "tribal affiliations", Inverse stated.
Besides America, in many other parts of the world, culture is not alone in shaping people's "otherness alarm" in the brain.
Other than cultural nurturing, the mental phenomenon called "implicit attitude" is said to play a major role in the shaping.
This alarm goes off whenever a person of different color or appearance crosses one's path, therefore triggering a sense of fear or sudden distrust from the onlooker.
By all means, some form or logic voices out in the brain and warns the person about the "other", Inverse again stated.
Since the mere action of preventing racism can either be a deliberate or a passive onset of another bias, anti-racism enthusiasts put all hands down on the case and render it unsolved.
What's unforgivable however is the clear implication of sexism, racism and other forms of bias among academic research entries in universities, the Globe and Mail reported.
And so with the experiments conducted by New York University's neuroscientist, Amodio, backed by Harvard's Calvin Lai, tell-tale truths regarding racism open forth a newer solution- intervention.
Thereto, under the IAT's wheels, the science community hopes that any beginning researcher would first be exposed and oriented to signals that defy stereotypes before being thrust to the research field, Calvin Lai Weebly stated.
This particular intervention involves isolating the subjects at multiple times of the day and letting them focus on two groups of different colors or genders.
The test in the end can be deemed successful if the subject finally dismisses either positive or negative associations on a particular figure and finally feel neutral about them.
In a separate study conducted from the Pew Research Center, it is utterly tedious to maim bias in the human subconscious, NBC News reported.
However, the science community can no longer afford giving up the research field, where neutrality and integrity are the supposed virtues, to utter bias.
And thus, science recommends implementing IAT intervention as academic policy to social science research, NBC News again stated.