implicit bias

plural implicit biases

Definition of implicit bias

: a bias or prejudice that is present but not consciously held or recognized These studies reveal that students, nurses, doctors, police officers, employment recruiters, and many others exhibit implicit biases with respect to race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, social status, and other distinctions.— J. T. Jost et al. "Research shows that the majority of people have an implicit bias that associates science and technology with gender, so from a very young age, girls are not encouraged to pursue these careers," she [Caroline Simard] said.— Claire Cain Miller

First Known Use of implicit bias

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Implicit bias.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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