Recent Examples on the WebAs the thinking goes, these nonconscious prejudices and stereotypes are spontaneously and automatically activated and may inadvertently affect how white Americans see and treat Black people and other people of color.
Tiffany L. Green, Scientific American, 28 Aug. 2020 Separating conscious fear from nonconscious threat processing from the start would avoid such confusion.
Dean Mobbs, Scientific American, 20 Sep. 2019 Both people are highly likely to obsess over their sunk cost — law school tuition and time served for the lawyer, the original investment amount for the stock picker — in a nonconscious desire to justify their earlier decisions.
Gary Belsky, New York Times, 25 Mar. 2016
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