Our perceptions about other people are very much influenced by availability of information or ease of access to it relative to that person. Whether it’s what we were exposed to growing up or the constant flow from the media, our brain becomes wired to deal with certain people based on these experiences and consequently we very often make some key decisions literally “without thinking”.
According to Dr. Mahzarin Banaji of Harvard University, it turns out that however fair-minded we like to think we are, we make snap judgments about other people based on our own unconscious biases. However, though you may behave differently because of this, Dr Banaji states that “there should be no shame or guilt, just a higher responsibility” for you to take action and do something about it. Read more