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bias
used in Outliers

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Definition
a personal preference — especially a prejudice that prevents objective consideration

or:

any tendency to move in a particular direction — such as a car that tends to want to swerve toward the right
  • But these exact same biases also show up in areas of much more consequence, like education.
    Chapter 1 (65% in)
  • It would be simpler for my mother to portray her success as a straightforward triumph over victimhood, just as it would be simpler to look at Joe Flom and call him the greatest lawyer ever, even though his individual achievements are so impossibly intertwined with his ethnicity, his generation, the particulars of the garment industry, and the peculiar biases of the downtown law firms.
    Epilogue (93% in)

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  • The "IQ fundamentalist" Arthur Jensen put it thusly in his 1980 book Bias in Mental Testing (p.
    Chapter 3 (47% in)

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