Breaking the Bias Habit®: A Workshop to Promote a Diverse, Welcoming, and Inclusive Campus
This three-hour workshop introduces faculty and staff to the concepts of implicit or unconscious biases and assumptions about diverse groups of people by treating the application of such biases as a "bad habit." Participants 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, will participate in interactive discussions about the potential influence of implicit or unconscious bias in their department/unit, and will learn evidence-based strategies for reducing the application of these biases.
WISELI is available to conduct this "Breaking the Bias Habit" workshop in your department or unit of 10 attendees or more on the UW-Madison campus. For more information about the workshop, or to schedule a three-hour workshop for your department/unit, please contact WISELI at email@example.com.
This workshop is based on our previous workshop, "Breaking the Bias Habit: A Workshop to Promote Gender Equity." Publications and presentation about the gender equity workshop include:
- 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