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Understanding Unconscious Bias, Privilege & Discrimination

posted on 2024-06-13, 13:19 authored by Kirsten J McKenzieKirsten J McKenzie


This interactive Seminar introduces Psychology students to the concepts of unconscious bias, discrimination, privilege and intersectionality, as well as providing examples of the tangible effects of such. Central to this session is the consideration of the complexity and multiplicity of identity and social experience, and the ways in which specific group characteristics can interact to affect experiences, depending upon context. Through interactive discussions, participants explore examples of unconscious bias and cultivate skills to recognise and counteract biases that may influence decision-making processes, while examining practical strategies for being more inclusive.  


Advance HE Fellowship status

  • Senior Fellowship

Author's role

  • Academic staff

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University of Lincoln

Date of resource creation

October 2020



Learning Resource Type

  • Interactive

Target Group or Audience

Undergraduate psychology students; A-Level Psychology Students; Post-graduate Psychology Students

Learning Outcome

Recognise how unconscious bias operates, and its impact on decision-making; Understand intersectionality and this affects people's experiences; Reflect on personal biases; Explore strategies to mitigate bias and adopt inclusive practices

Target Expertise or Skill Level

  • Beginner