Commentsin Replying to Peer’s Post and Two Questions
Peer’spost answering the need to state a given hypothesis based on theworking of the unintended and unconscious type of schemata or Ism isvery clear and well stated. The neural process named is RLVPFC whilethe section of brain anatomy listed is amygdala as well as PFC andACC. This is consistent with the research done by Liebermanet al (2005) which actively included the role of the amygdala.However, the post misses citing other key brain anatomy areas such asDLPFC (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex) and FFA (fusiform face area).This would have strengthened the discussion.
Iagree with peer’s post on the stated response to the root cause ofunconscious schema especially on the fact that it does ariseindependent of race, sex of someone as well as their beliefs. This isindeed a true assertion as researched by Lieberman,et al., 2005. The process to be followed in helping a company avoidbias is solely listed as being based on awareness. However, I believecompanies can avoid unconscious biases through establishing anexcellent focus on people rather than process.
Lastly,the focus laid on helping individuals address unconscious bias iswell explained in this post. The constant reference to studies thatexplain ways out is of great significance in this post. In summary,complete awareness would help a company avoid biases that areunconscious. This would be enhanced by the top leadership being ableto create systems that allow individual employees engage in diversecollaborations with a diverse range of workers.
Theretwo key questions that can arise from these post that would furtherthe discussion. What is the key personal clients being addressed inresponse to question two? What is the role of an individual incontrolling unconscious biases?
Lieberman,M. D., Hariri, A., Jarcho, J. M., Eisenberger, N. I., &Bookheimer, S. Y. (2005). An fMRI investigation of race-relatedamygdala activity in African-American and Caucasian-Americanindividuals. Natureneuroscience, 8(6),720-722.