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bias
used in Blink

11 uses
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?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
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
  • ...under conditions of perfect objectivity, and in that unbiased moment, he had said...
    Conclusion (36% in)
unbiased = unprejudiced

(editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unbiased means not and reverses the meaning of biased. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • The kinds of biases we're talking about here aren't so obvious that it's easy to identify a solution.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (92% in)
  • The voters in 1920 didn't think they were being suckered by Warren Harding's good looks any more than Ayres's Chicago car dealers realized how egregiously they were cheating women and minorities or boards of directors realize how absurdly biased they are in favor of the tall.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (93% in)
  • Dollard says, for instance, that one of the biases in a sip test is toward sweetness: "If you only test in a sip test, consumers will like the sweeter product.
    Five — Kenna's Dilemma (29% in)
  • It made them even more biased.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (80% in)

There are no more uses of "bias" flagged with this meaning in Blink.

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?  —6 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • They talk about racism and conscious bias.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (87% in)
  • I took the test a second time, and then a third time, and then a fourth time, hoping that the awful feeling of bias would go away.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (35% in)
  • Overwhelmingly, the heads of big companies are, as I'm sure comes as no surprise to anyone, white men, which undoubtedly reflects some kind of implicit bias.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (48% in)
  • This is quite clearly the kind of unconscious bias that the IAT picks up on.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (55% in)
  • Payne has tried all kinds of techniques to reduce this bias.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (79% in)
  • Taking our powers of rapid cognition seriously means we have to acknowledge the subtle influences that can alter or undermine or bias the products of our unconscious.
    Conclusion (76% in)

There are no more uses of "bias" in Blink.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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