Implicit bias is defined as the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.
Admitting and identifying personal biases can be difficult. Nearly two decades of scientific research has persuasively demonstrated that each of us harbor implicit bias even if we seem to hold no explicit prejudice. Society is saturated with attitudes and stereotypes about social groups and people encompassing a range of intersectional identities and over time these feelings and beliefs can become more ingrained.
The Open Your Mind learning lab is designed to assist the public in understanding and recognizing bias and other forms of discrimination, as well as to explore recent debates in the realm of implicit bias research.
Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias is located on the first floor of the museum, next to the Smith & Hannon Bookstore, and is included in general admission.
Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias learning lab partner
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University
Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias learning lab sponsors
The Coca-Cola Foundation
Procter & Gamble