Blindspot

Blindspot
Author: Mahzarin R. Banaji,Anthony G. Greenwald
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9780345528438
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Release: 2013
Editor: Bantam Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A pair of leading psychologists argues that prejudice toward others is often an unconscious part of the human psyche, providing an analysis of the science behind biased feelings while sharing guidelines for identifying and learning from hidden prejudices. 15,000 first printing.

Blindspot

Blindspot
Author: Mahzarin R. Banaji,Anthony G. Greenwald
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780440423294
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Release: 2013-02-12
Editor: Delacorte Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Accessible and authoritative . . . While we may not have much power to eradicate our own prejudices, we can counteract them. The first step is to turn a hidden bias into a visible one. . . . What if we’re not the magnanimous people we think we are?”—The Washington Post I know my own mind. I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way. These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. “Blindspot” is the authors’ metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question the extent to which our perceptions of social groups—without our awareness or conscious control—shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential. In Blindspot, the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot. The title’s “good people” are those of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions. The aim of Blindspot is to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment. By gaining awareness, we can adapt beliefs and behavior and “outsmart the machine” in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Venturing into this book is an invitation to understand our own minds. Brilliant, authoritative, and utterly accessible, Blindspot is a book that will challenge and change readers for years to come. Praise for Blindspot “Conversational . . . easy to read, and best of all, it has the potential, at least, to change the way you think about yourself.”—Leonard Mlodinow, The New York Review of Books “Banaji and Greenwald deserve a major award for writing such a lively and engaging book that conveys an important message: Mental processes that we are not aware of can affect what we think and what we do. Blindspot is one of the most illuminating books ever written on this topic.”—Elizabeth F. Loftus, Ph.D., distinguished professor, University of California, Irvine; past president, Association for Psychological Science; author of Eyewitness Testimony

Blindspot

Blindspot
Author: Mahzarin R Banaji
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9788184759303
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Release: 2014-04-18
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I know my own mind. I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way. “Blindspot” is the authors’ metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald explain the science that shapes our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people’s character, abilities and potential. The book uses the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the blindspot. The “good people” in the subtitle refers to all of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions.

Blindspot

Blindspot
Author: Jane Kamensky,Jill Lepore
Pages: 529
ISBN: 9780385526203
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Release: 2009
Editor: Spiegel & Grau
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Boston in 1764, the sudden death of revolutionary leader Samuel Bradstreet causes Scottish portrait painter Stewart Jameson and his apprentice Francis Weston, to search for the truth. Jameson is a Scottish portrait painter who, having fled his debtors in Edinburgh, has washed up on America's far shores. Eager to begin anew in this new world, he advertises for an apprentice, but the lad who comes knocking is no lad at all. Fanny Easton is a lady in disguise, a young, fallen woman from Boston's most prominent family; she becomes Jameson's defiant and seductive apprentice, Francis Weston. Liberty is what everyone's seeking in boisterous, rebellious Boston on the eve of the American Revolution. But everyone suffers from a kind of blind spot, too. Jameson, distracted by his haunted past, can't see that Fanny is a woman; Fanny, consumed with her own masquerade, can't tell that Jameson is falling in love with her. The city's Sons of Liberty can't quite see their way clear, either. "Ably do they see the shackles Parliament fastens about them," Jameson writes, "but to the fetters they clasp upon their own slaves, they are strangely blind."

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
Author: Khaled Elgindy
Pages: 345
ISBN: 9780815731566
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A critical examination of the history of US-Palestinian relations The United States has invested billions of dollars and countless diplomatic hours in the pursuit of Israeli-Palestinian peace and a two-state solution. Yet American attempts to broker an end to the conflict have repeatedly come up short. At the center of these failures lay two critical factors: Israeli power and Palestinian politics. While both Israelis and Palestinians undoubtedly share much of the blame, one also cannot escape the role of the United States, as the sole mediator in the process, in these repeated failures. American peacemaking efforts ultimately ran aground as a result of Washington’s unwillingness to confront Israel’s ever-deepening occupation or to come to grips with the realities of internal Palestinian politics. In particular, the book looks at the interplay between the U.S.-led peace process and internal Palestinian politics—namely, how a badly flawed peace process helped to weaken Palestinian leaders and institutions and how an increasingly dysfunctional Palestinian leadership, in turn, hindered prospects for a diplomatic resolution. Thus, while the peace process was not necessarily doomed to fail, Washington’s management of the process, with its built-in blind spot to Israeli power and Palestinian politics, made failure far more likely than a negotiated breakthrough. Shaped by the pressures of American domestic politics and the special relationship with Israel, Washington’s distinctive “blind spot” to Israeli power and Palestinian politics has deep historical roots, dating back to the 1917 Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate. The size of the blind spot has varied over the years and from one administration to another, but it is always present.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
Author: Brenda Novak
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781466888036
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestseller Brenda Novak's Evelyn Talbot series returns, with a heavily pregnant Evelyn being held hostage. With Jasper Moore, the privileged boy who attacked her when she was only sixteen, finally caught and in prison, Dr. Evelyn Talbot, founder and head psychiatrist at Hanover House (a prison/research facility for psychopaths in remote Alaska), believes she can finally quit looking over her shoulder. She’s safe, happier than she’s ever been and expecting her first child. She’s also planning to marry Amarok, her Alaska State Trooper love interest and the town’s only police presence. But before the wedding can take place, a psychopath from the much more recent past comes out of nowhere and kidnaps her in broad daylight. Instead of planning her wedding, Evelyn finds herself doing everything she can to survive, save her baby and devise some way to escape while Amarok races the clock to find her - before it’s too late.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
Author: Teju Cole
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9780399591075
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When it comes to Teju Cole, the unexpected is not unfamiliar: He's an acclaimed novelist, an influential essayist, and an internationally exhibited photographer. In Blind Spot, readers follow Cole's inimitable artistic vision into the visual realm as he continues to refine the voice, eye, and intellectual obsessions that earned him such acclaim for Open City. Here, journey through more than 150 of Cole's full-color, original photos, each accompanied by his lyrical and evocative prose, forming a multimedia diary of years of near-constant travel: from a park in Berlin to a mountain range in Switzerland, a church exterior in Lagos to a parking lot in Brooklyn; landscapes, beautiful or quotidian, that inspire Cole's memories, fantasies, and introspections. Ships in Capri remind him of the work of writers from Homer to Edna O'Brien; a hotel room in Wannsee brings back a disturbing dream about a friend's death; a home in Tivoli evokes a transformative period of semi-blindness, after which "the photography changed. . . . The looking changed." As exquisitely wrought as the work of Anne Carson or Chris Marker, Blind Spot is a testament to the art of seeing by one of the most powerful and original voices in contemporary literature.

American Blindspot

American Blindspot
Author: Gerardo Martí
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781538116104
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Release: 2019-12-16
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

American Blindspot: Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency is a careful exploration of the forces that led to the election of the 45th president of the United States.Author Gerardo Martí synthesizes the latest scholarship and historical research to examine the roles that race, class, and religion have played in politics—both historically and today. This book goes beyond the initial claims that the American working class was the force behind Donald Trump’s election or policies and instead offers a nuanced perspective on how race, religion, and class have shaped our national views, Trump’s election, and his policies.

The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot
Author: Jean-Yves Girard
Pages: 537
ISBN: 3037190884
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Release: 2011
Editor: European Mathematical Society
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These lectures on logic, more specifically proof theory, are basically intended for postgraduate students and researchers in logic. The question at stake is the nature of mathematical knowledge and the difference between a question and an answer, i.e., the implicit and the explicit. The problem is delicate mathematically and philosophically as well: the relation between a question and its answer is a sort of equality where one side is ``more equal than the other'': one thus discovers essentialist blind spots. Starting with Godel's paradox (1931)--so to speak, the incompleteness of answers with respect to questions--the book proceeds with paradigms inherited from Gentzen's cut-elimination (1935). Various settings are studied: sequent calculus, natural deduction, lambda calculi, category-theoretic composition, up to geometry of interaction (GoI), all devoted to explicitation, which eventually amounts to inverting an operator in a von Neumann algebra. Mathematical language is usually described as referring to a preexisting reality. Logical operations can be given an alternative procedural meaning: typically, the operators involved in GoI are invertible, not because they are constructed according to the book, but because logical rules are those ensuring invertibility. Similarly, the durability of truth should not be taken for granted: one should distinguish between imperfect (perennial) and perfect modes. The procedural explanation of the infinite thus identifies it with the unfinished, i.e., the perennial. But is perenniality perennial? This questioning yields a possible logical explanation for algorithmic complexity. This highly original course on logic by one of the world's leading proof theorists challenges mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, and philosophers to rethink their views and concepts on the nature of mathematical knowledge in an exceptionally profound way.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
Author: Charlie Feld
Pages: 169
ISBN: 1616582405
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Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Blind spot

Blind spot
Author: Andrea Novelli,Gianpaolo Zarini
Pages: 160
ISBN: 8897879284
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: it

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Blindspot

Blindspot
Author: Edward W. Pluemer
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781524589547
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Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over the years, incidents have been reported in newspapers and on television news that are simply illogical. Situations such as a vehicle pulling directly into the path of an approaching train, a person stepping in front of a speeding vehicle, and the operator of a vehicle crashing into a stationary objectall seemingly avoidable. How was it possible that the victims did not see, hear, or feel that they were in imminent danger? In Blindspot, I present a hypothesisthese accidents were not accidental but were, in fact, carefully perpetrated, from a distance, by entities tasked with righting a celestial wrong.

Blindspot

Blindspot
Author: Kevin C. Pyle
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1417784482
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Release: 2007-03-29
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For use in schools and libraries only. Dean and his friends have created a fantasy world in the woods behind their suburban housing development. During one of their army fantasies, they have a run in with a homeless man.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
Author: Tim Naftali
Pages: 432
ISBN: 078673633X
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Release: 2009-04-24
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this revelatory new account, national security historian Timothy Naftali relates the full back story of America's attempts to fight terrorism. On September 11, 2001, a long history of failures, missteps, and blind spots in our intelligence services came to a head, with tragic results. At the end of World War II, the OSS's "X-2" department had established a seamless system for countering the threats of die-hard Nazi terrorists. But those capabilities were soon forgotten, and it wasn't't until 1968, when Palestinian groups began a series of highly publicized airplane hijackings, that the U.S. began to take counterterrorism seriously. Naftali narrates the game of "catch-up" that various administrations and the CIA played -- with varying degrees of success -- from the Munich Games hostage-taking to the raft of terrorist incidents in the mid-1980s through the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, and up to 9/11.In riveting detail, Naftali shows why holes in U.S. homeland security discovered by Vice President George H. W. Bush in 1986 were still a problem when his son became President, and why George W. Bush did little to fix them until it was too late. Naftali concludes that open, liberal democracies like the U.S. are incapable of effectively stopping terrorism. For anyone concerned about the future of America's security, this masterful history will be necessary -- and eye-opening -- reading.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
Author: Salmaan Keshavjee,Paul Farmer
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780520282841
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Release: 2014-08-16
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Neoliberalism has been the defining paradigm in global health since the latter part of the twentieth century. What started as an untested and unproven theory that the creation of unfettered markets would give rise to political democracy led to policies that promoted the belief that private markets were the optimal agents for the distribution of social goods, including health care. A vivid illustration of the infiltration of neoliberal ideology into the design and implementation of development programs, this case study, set in post-Soviet Tajikistan’s remote eastern province of Badakhshan, draws on extensive ethnographic and historical material to examine a “revolving drug fund” program—used by numerous nongovernmental organizations globally to address shortages of high-quality pharmaceuticals in poor communities. Provocative, rigorous, and accessible, Blind Spot offers a cautionary tale about the forces driving decision making in health and development policy today, illustrating how the privatization of health care can have catastrophic outcomes for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
Author: Nancy Bush
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781420119114
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Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Zebra Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What You Don't See. . . The crime scene at an Oregon rest stop is brutal beyond belief--a young man's lifeless body cut to ribbons, and his pregnant girlfriend left alive but comatose. . . What You Don't Know. . . Psychologist Claire Norris is assigned to treat the survivor at a private mental hospital. But there are no clues to the identity of the catatonic "Jane Doe." A difficult job only becomes more complicated with the arrival of ex-homicide detective Langdon Stone, who questions Claire's every move. Can Kill You Reluctantly working together, Claire and Lang begin to unravel the chilling truth about a twisted case--one with ties to a killer who is right in their midst, eager to see a mission of evil through to its terrifying end. . . Praise for Nancy Bush's Unseen "Full of twists and surprises. . .I couldn't put it down!" --Lisa Jackson "An eerie suspense novel woven with a compelling romance. . .the terrifying denouement will have readers riveted." --Publishers Weekly "A creative and mysterious tale with a number of twists, including a surprise ending." --Romantic Times

Blind Spot Chesapeake Valor Book 3

Blind Spot  Chesapeake Valor Book  3
Author: Dani Pettrey
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781493411894
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Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Bethany House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Each of Pettrey's Novels Has Been a Multi-Month Bestseller FBI agent Declan Grey is in the chase of his life--but isn't sure exactly what he's chasing after. Threatened by a terrorist that "the wrath is coming," Grey fears something horrible is about to be unleashed on American soil. When his investigation leads him to a closed immigrant community, he turns to Tanner Shaw to help him. She's sought justice for refugees and the hurting around the world, and if there's anyone who can help him, it's Tanner. Tanner Shaw has joined the FBI as a crisis counselor . . . meaning she now has more opportunity to butt heads with Declan. But that tension also includes a spark she can't deny, and she's pretty sure Declan feels the same. But before anything can develop between them, they discover evidence of a terror cell--and soon are in a race against the clock to stop the coming "wrath" that could cost thousands their lives.

Blindspot Profits

Blindspot Profits
Author: Peter Valley
Pages: 116
ISBN: 0986275239
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Release: 2018-08-20
Editor: Mastery Files
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

20 types of cheap, used stuff you can profit from that other Amazon sellers miss. The Blindspot Bylaws A blindspot sourcing case study Going beyond the barcode Amazon sellers: Welcome to your new mantra On Amazon, the money is in the fluidity Building your Amazon blindspot sourcing safety net An analysis of Amazon Sales Rank What is an "outrageous price?" The two-question test Long tail items and hedging strategy Why Amazon is the best platform for the weird Amzon Seller Blindspot #1 Amzon Seller Blindspot #2 Amzon Seller Blindspot #3 Amzon Seller Blindspot #4 Amzon Seller Blindspot #5 Amzon Seller Blindspot #6 Amzon Seller Blindspot #7 Amzon Seller Blindspot #8 Amzon Seller Blindspot #9 Amzon Seller Blindspot #10 Amzon Seller Blindspot #11 Amzon Seller Blindspot #12 Amzon Seller Blindspot #13 Amzon Seller Blindspot #14 Amzon Seller Blindspot #15 Amzon Seller Blindspot #16 Amzon Seller Blindspot #17 Amzon Seller Blindspot #18 Amzon Seller Blindspot #19 Amzon Seller Blindspot #20

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
Author: Laura Ellen
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780547763804
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Release: 2012-10-23
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There’s none so blind as they that won’t see. Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s body floated to the surface of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz can’t remember. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time it’s her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name . . . to find a murderer. This unflinchingly emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else.

The Innovation Blind Spot

The Innovation Blind Spot
Author: Ross Baird
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781944648626
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Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: BenBella Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Our innovation economy is broken. But there's good news: The ideas that will solve our problems are hiding in plain sight. While big companies in the American economy have never been more successful, entrepreneurial activity is near a 30-year low. More businesses are dying than starting every day. Investors continue to dump billions of dollars into photo-sharing apps and food-delivery services, solving problems for only a wealthy sliver of the world's population, while challenges in health, food security, and education grow more serious. In The Innovation Blind Spot, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ross Baird argues that the innovations that truly matter don't see the light of day—for reasons entirely of our own making. A handful of people in a handful of cities are deciding, behind closed doors, which entrepreneurs get a shot to succeed. And most investors are what Baird calls "two-pocket thinkers"—artificially separating their charitable work from their day job of making a profit. The resulting system creates rising income inequality, stifled entrepreneurial ambition, social distrust, and political uncertainty. Our innovation problem makes all our other problems harder to solve. In this book, Baird demonstrates how and where to find better ideas by lifting up people, places, and industries that are often overlooked. What's more, Baird ultimately outlines how to create long-term success through "one-pocket thinking"—eliminating the blind spot that separates "what we do for a living" and "what we really care about."