Which economy do you live in?
Partisan minds via www.shutterstock.com
New research shows that ideological media employ a powerful method to bias partisans' economic beliefs. In turn, partisans perform mental gymnastics worthy of Simone Biles to preserve those biases.
Fox News CEO Roger Ailes stepped down amid sexual harassment allegations.
The former Fox News CEO crossed the line between unbiased coverage and political activism with ease.
The Orlando massacre is an extreme example of the public health crisis of anti-LGBT violence in America.
Aggression against sexual minorities is rooted in society-level stigmas that devalue LGBT individuals.
Policy changes and face-to-face conversations are part of the plan.
The massacre at an Orlando gay club is a savage reminder that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still face harsh prejudice in America and lack full equal protections under the law.
Can new ideas break through preconceived notions?
Light bulb image via www.shutterstock.com.
The very goal of science, to discover the new and unknown, is hampered by any outdated personal beliefs scientists hold.
Hawthorn Hawks played better than expected in 2015 and beat the West Coast Eagles in the AFL Grand Final at the MCG.
AAP Image/Julian Smith
The path to grand final victory in AFL can be paved with many wins and losses. But it's measuring how a team plays against an expected result that can help them improve.
A line snakes down the sidewalk at Western High School in Las Vegas during the Nevada Republican presidential caucus.
Simply by voting in a church, you're more likely to support a conservative cause or candidate.
Everyone ticks multiple demographic boxes.
Form image via www.shutterstock.com.
No one is only their sex or only their race or only their sexual orientation. Social psychologists are starting to investigate how people of multiple minority groups are perceived.
Shadow boxing. Will levelling the playing field work?
Removing names from CVs is a start, but we need to do much more to beat discrimination.
Being made to feel you don’t belong in your chosen field is stressful.
Woman image via www.shutterstock.com.
Being underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math means women can be made to feel they don't belong, with long-term mental health consequences.
What is ‘whitesplaining’ and why do celebrities get accused of it?
Matt Damon and Kyle Sandilands have both been accused of 'whitesplaining', but what does that mean?
It’s all just data – how can it be prejudiced?
Math isn’t prejudiced, goes the argument. But these arithmetic programs can learn bias from the data fed into them by human beings, leading to unfair treatment and discrimination.
Facebook’s gender ratio is far less equal than this photo of its workers would suggest.
The tech industry is known for having a notably non-diverse workforce. But bias training – when not validated by research that shows it works – isn't going to solve the problem.
Ask a kid to draw a scientist, you’ll probably get a man in a lab coat.
Even citizens of gender-equal countries associate science with men. The stereotype persists, though weakened a bit in countries with more women doing science. How can we put it to bed once and for all?
How does feeling you inhabit a body different than your own affect your racial biases?
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Maister et al.
In 1959, John Howard Griffin, a white American writer, underwent medical treatments to change his skin appearance and present himself as a black man. He then traveled through the segregated US south to…
Plum. But would it matter who the umpire was?
Martin Rickett/PA Archive
They may be the arbiters of the world’s most gentlemanly sport, but cricket umpires provided by the home team are still more…
The ABC will be richly rewarded for its decision to monitor its coverage if the analysis is robust, empirical and multidimensional.
The decision of the ABC to conduct regular editorial audits of its coverage of controversial topics is a great idea. The ABC has a unique place in the Australian media landscape. Learning more about how…
Beautiful, but is it biased?
It’s autumn, and a new batch of students are starting university. Some are walking through the ancient gates of an Oxbridge college. Others are joining a redbrick university like Manchester or Bristol…
You are not alone.
In our everyday lives we constantly compare things. We care about whether we are better or worse off than others around us, or than we were in the past. Why we do this has long puzzled scientists, because…
If only it were a matter of opinion.
Accusations of scientific bias are the new catch-all weapon for anti-science commentators and climate deniers. Why are they effective? New research shows they may exploit part of our psychology. Climate…