LUNCHEON SEMINAR | 日本微生物生態学会 第32回大会


Woman Scientist Roundtable (WSR)
and JSME Luncheon Symposium room B1, 12:30-13:20

Unconscious Bias in Academia

Michele Thompson, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

 During this talk, you will learn more about the different types of unconscious (or implicit) bias. This term refers to cognitive errors in the way humans process information about themselves and others based on stereotypic assumptions about social groups. Unconscious bias can impair decision-making and influence judgment, which may unintentionally conflict with consciously held beliefs.

 Research on the impact of unconscious bias will be highlighted, with an emphasis on how stereotypes about men and women give rise to unconscious gender bias. Strategies to systematically mitigate the impact of unconscious bias will also be introduced.


Kyung-Hwa Beak (National Biodiversity Institute of Korea)

Pi-Han Wang (Tunghai University)

Naoko Yoshida (Nagoya Institute of Technology)

Organized by ASME Woman Scientist Network and JSME Committee for the Promotion of Diversity and Gender Equality