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How Parenting Advice From Health Professionals May Be Biased

Whose advice do you trust when it comes to raising children? For many, the answer is to ask health professionals who can draw on years of experience, and who have access to, and can make sense of, research. But our new study found the research basis of much of our parenting advice from health professionals [...]

By |2017-07-03T16:01:05+10:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How Do You Talk To Kids About Racism?

Google Images Issues related to racism and racial discrimination feature in our news and social media feeds with alarming regularity. This year more and more stories have emerged around “black face”, hotly contested debates about cartoons, free speech and who gets to decide who and what is and isn’t racist. Once again, Section [...]

Beware Your Biased Brains

Flickr Images Our brain can move very fast, and that can be a real problem. The tendency to make split-second assessments of people can lead to disastrous outcomes. A growing body of research is showing that what we see when we see a face is so strongly shaped by stereotypes, beliefs, and attitudes [...]