Calibrating Prejudice in Milliseconds

Social Psychology Quarterly, 71, 12-16, 2008

5 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2014

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Philip Tetlock

University of Pennsylvania

Gregory Mitchell

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Social psychologists have devoted great effort to measuring the elusive construct of unconscious prejudice. However, recent work underscores both the psychometric flaws of these measures and the weaknesses in claims that they predict behavior in realistic organizational settings. Before accepting unconscious prejudice as an inevitable source of individual-level disparate treatment and endorsing structural solutions such as quotas, sociologists need to explore the relative efficacy of institutional norms and accountability systems widely used for checking both conscious and unconscious forms of individual-level bias.

Keywords: implicit bias, discrimination

Suggested Citation

Tetlock, Philip and Mitchell, Gregory, Calibrating Prejudice in Milliseconds (2008). Social Psychology Quarterly, 71, 12-16, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2479711

Philip Tetlock

University of Pennsylvania ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Gregory Mitchell (Contact Author)

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States
434-243-4088 (Phone)

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