WONDER #2464: What is "Bias" and Why Do People Have It?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. the most harmful stereotypes.
  2. how biases form and why people should be aware of their biases.
  3. why parents shouldn’t judge science fairs.
  4. why so many kids don’t like vegetables.

Question 2 of 3

The human brain tends to ___________________ new information.

  1. throw out
  2. dislike
  3. ignore
  4. categorize

Question 3 of 3

Which is the BEST evidence that people often don’t know about their biases?

  1. “Most people have implicit biases. These are unconscious attitudes that influence their feelings and actions.”
  2. “Bias can lead people to treat others unfairly.”
  3. “The brain puts people with similar traits in the same category.”
  4. “Whether it’s asparagus, bell pepper, or carrots, your brain puts it in its vegetable category.”

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