Address your unconscious bias│ Lesson 5 / 10

What Does It Take To Change Our Brains?

3 Mins

Quiz 1 of 2

Your colleague thinks changing your brain sounds weird and impossible. What can you tell him?

a
Our brains are programmed to make associations quickly based on past experiences. When we’re exposed to new things, our brains change and make different associations.
b
You’re not changing your brain, you’re really just transforming it.
c
If he’s unhappy with the way he changes his brain’s associations, he can always go back to his old biases.
d
Calling something “weird” is just another example of an unconscious bias. Once he changes the way he thinks and addresses that bias, he won’t think it’s “weird” anymore.

Quiz 2 of 2

Your colleague wants to change her brain to counteract her unconscious bias. What should she do?

a
Make all new friends and stop seeing the people she’s comfortable with.
b
Put up pictures of things that represent the opposite of her bias.
c
Once she identifies her biases, she can increase her exposure to counterexamples.
d
Schedule at least one new thing to do every day.

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