Breaking the Bias Habit®: A Workshop to Promote Gender Equity
This three-hour workshop introduces faculty to the concepts of unconscious biases and assumptions about gender by treating the application of such biases as a "bad habit." Faculty will uncover their own biases through use of an Implicit Association Test, will discover the underlying concepts and language used in the psychological and social psychological literature to describe such processes, and will be provided with proven strategies for reducing the application of these biases. To view more information about the workshop, see this flyer or contact email@example.com.
WISELI is available to conduct this "Breaking the Bias Habit" workshop to your department or unit of 10 attendees or more on the UW-Madison campus. To schedule a three-hour workshop, please contact WISELI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to implement this workshop at an institution other than UW-Madison, you may purchase the workshops materials. Please visit the WISELI Online Bookstore.
- Carnes, Molly; Christie Bartels; Carol Isaac; Anna Kaatz; and Christine Kolehmainen. In Press. “Why is John More Likely to Become Department Chair than Jennifer?” American Clinical and Climatological Society.
- Forscher, Patrick. 2015. “The Individually-Targeted Habit-Breaking Intervention and Group-Level Change.” Doctoral Dissertation: University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Carnes, Molly; Patricia G. Devine; Linda Baier Manwell; Angela Byars-Winston; Eve Fine; Cecilia E. Ford; Patrick Forscher; Carol Isaac; Anna Kaatz; Wairimu Magua; Mari Palta; and Jennifer Sheridan. 2015. "Effect of an Intervention to Break the Gender Bias Habit: A Cluster Randomized, Controlled Trial." Academic Medicine. 90(1). Link to article
- Fine, Eve; Amy Wendt; Molly Carnes. 2014. “Gendered Expectations: Are We Unintentionally Undermining Our Efforts to Diversity STEM fields.” XRDS: Crossroads The ACM Magazine for Students. 20(4): 46-51.
- Kaatz, Anna and Molly Carnes. 2014. “Stuck in the Out-Group: Jennifer Can’t Grow Up, Jane’s Invisible, and Janet’s Over the Hill.” Journal of Women’s Health. 23(6): 1-4.
- Kolehmainen, Christine; Meghan Brennan; Amarette Filut; Carol Isaac; and Molly Carnes. 2014. “Afraid of Being “Witchy with a ‘B’”: A Qualitative Study of How Gender Influences Residents’ Experiences Leading Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.” Academic Medicine. 89(9): 1-6. PMID: 24979289.
- Carnes, Molly; Patricia Devine; Carol Isaac; Linda Baier Manwell; Cecilia Ford; Angela Byars-Winston; Eve Fine; David Burke; and Jennifer Sheridan. 2012. "Promoting Institutional Change Through Bias Literacy." Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. 5(2): 63-77. Link to article