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Blindspot

Blindspot
  • Author : Mahzarin R. Banaji,Anthony G. Greenwald
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :254
  • ISBN : 9780345528438
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-02-12
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780440423294
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Summary : “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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-18
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9788184759303
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :529
  • ISBN : 9780385526203
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-04-02
  • Total pages :345
  • ISBN : 9780815731566
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Summary : 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 : Teju Cole
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :332
  • ISBN : 9780399591075
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-12-16
  • Total pages :330
  • ISBN : 9781538116104
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Summary : 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.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
  • Author : Nancy Bush
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-07-01
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9781420119114
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Summary : 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

Blindspot

Blindspot
  • Author : Dana Faconti
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :68
  • ISBN : 1583424245
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Blindspot

Blindspot
  • Author : Ilse Nusbaum
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-12-01
  • Total pages :412
  • ISBN : 1425729703
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Summary : "Open your eyes, Faith!" The harsh voice awakens her from internal slumber. She is Ophelia, the fourth of five fragmented personalities. She opens her eyes, a witness to murder. Her father is the murderer. A renowned physician in the light of day, under the cloak of night he obeys commandments of a sadistic creed. The idyllic setting of his lakefront home conceals the sinister reality. It is the temple of a demonic god. Ophelia is his bride. Her pact with the deity offers freedom, but not without cost. The monsters from her past return. They threaten those she loves. Only she can save them. Gods and demons vie for the minds of mortals in this tale of heroes and villains, fidelity and fanaticism, sacred oaths and prophecies, cryptic symbols, disguised identity, and the elusiveness of memory. The history is factual. The lunar tabulations are correct. The medical and psychiatric diagnoses are accurate. Despite its dark undertones, Blindspot is in essence a romance. The hero is noble. The heroine is beautiful, gifted, and brave. She is Ophelia, the novel's narrator. The villain of the piece, Max Mahler, is a brilliant and handsome doctor, a healer of the hopelessly ill. A patchwork of pagan myths and satanic rituals guides his actions. Few in his village north of Detroit know that he pays homage to a demonic god, the master of the moon. Those who know participate. Vile ceremonies take place at an altar in a tunnel that connects his lakefront home and clinic. His theology is organized and fully communicated. He steers family discussion across a broad swath, from the holy wars of the distant past to the actions of his former compatriots in Austria during the Nazi era. In thisscheme of things his god, the master, appears more temperate than other gods. Though he burdens only a chosen few, those he chooses suffer greatly, most of all his consort Ophelia, the queen of the night. Her father serves as the master's surrogate in the cruel rituals. Fear and pain rupture her identity. Ophelia's life begins in 1946. Three others preceded her, including the first girl, Faith. They share what needs to be shared in a common journal or face-to-face, but not memories of the violence that fragmented them. Only one person, George Jenner, a schoolmate, uncovers the secret of the multiples. The brief friendship makes her ordeals more bearable. He will be the novel's hero, but not yet. At sixteen they part. Ophelia becomes the dominant personality. She accepts the master, but not the family's interpretation of his nature and his will. She believes that the master will send her a husband to be her knight and a daughter to protect. He sends the husband and the daughter when she is eighteen. The husband becomes a disciple, not a knight. The fifth alter emerges. Her husband dies. The fifth girl dissolves into oblivion, no longer needed. Soon after, her mother dies. Max lets Ophelia leave with her infant daughter Amy, confident that she will return in the year foretold by his lunar charts, 1980. Time passes in deceptive tranquility. Prophecies foretell a turbulent future. In the predicted year, a new patient knocks on Max Mahler's door. George Jenner's wife Mara suffers from a lethal disease. Max gives her Ophelia's phone number. George telephones and blurts out what Max wants his daughter to know. Amy visits him and aims to heal the rift. To counter hischarisma, Ophelia returns, still loyal to the god she calls the master, still rejecting her father's interpretation of the master's will. Three years later Mara dies and Amy's daughter is born. George's vows end with his wife's death. Ophelia remains bound by hers. The fifth girl returns, permitting romance. Love is possible. Marriage is not. Max bides his time. He intends to offer Amy's daughter to the master when she turns five. Amy's inability to spot the evil core beneath her grandfather's pleasing demeanor imperi

Blindspot

Blindspot
  • Author : Kevin C. Pyle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1417784482
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Summary : Dean and his friends have turned the woods behind their housing development into an area of operations for their army fantasy and spend hours lost in episodes of intrigue and danger. A scary encounter with a homeless man in the woods one night, however, changes everything.

Blindspot

Blindspot
  • Author : Kevin C. Pyle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-03-29
  • Total pages :96
  • ISBN : 1417784482
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Summary : 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 : Brenda Novak
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-08-27
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781466888036
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Summary : 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 : M.D. Salmaan Keshavjee
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-08-16
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780520958739
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Summary : 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.

The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot
  • Author : William Byers
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-03-28
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 1400838150
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Summary : In today's unpredictable and chaotic world, we look to science to provide certainty and answers--and often blame it when things go wrong. The Blind Spot reveals why our faith in scientific certainty is a dangerous illusion, and how only by embracing science's inherent ambiguities and paradoxes can we truly appreciate its beauty and harness its potential. Crackling with insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas, from climate change to the global financial meltdown, this book challenges our most sacredly held beliefs about science, technology, and progress. At the same time, it shows how the secret to better science can be found where we least expect it--in the uncertain, the ambiguous, and the inevitably unpredictable. William Byers explains why the subjective element in scientific inquiry is in fact what makes it so dynamic, and deftly balances the need for certainty and rigor in science with the equally important need for creativity, freedom, and downright wonder. Drawing on an array of fascinating examples--from Wall Street's overreliance on algorithms to provide certainty in uncertain markets, to undecidable problems in mathematics and computer science, to Georg Cantor's paradoxical but true assertion about infinity--Byers demonstrates how we can and must learn from the existence of blind spots in our scientific and mathematical understanding. The Blind Spot offers an entirely new way of thinking about science, one that highlights its strengths and limitations, its unrealized promise, and, above all, its unavoidable ambiguity. It also points to a more sophisticated approach to the most intractable problems of our time.

The Innovation Blind Spot

The Innovation Blind Spot
  • Author : Ross Baird
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-09-12
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781944648626
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Summary : 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.”

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
  • Author : Laura Ellen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-10-23
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780547763804
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Summary : 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.

Venus in the Blind Spot

Venus in the Blind Spot
  • Author : Junji Ito
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-08-18
  • Total pages :283
  • ISBN : 9781974722150
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Summary : This striking collection presents the most remarkable short works of Junji Ito’s career, featuring an adaptation of Rampo Edogawa’s classic horror story “Human Chair” and fan favorite “The Enigma of Amigara Fault.” With a deluxe presentation—including special color pages, and showcasing illustrations from his acclaimed long-form manga No Longer Human—each chilling tale invites readers to revel in a world of terror. -- VIZ Media

Blindspot

Blindspot
  • Author : Stephen E. Mulholland
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019
  • Total pages :574
  • ISBN : 0473508877
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Summary : "In the year 5124, the Tengri System is the farthest-flung and most isolated of Earth's six colonies. With the distance from their nearest neighbor measured in centuries, Tengrans have spent more than two thousand years in safe isolation, terraforming the system's hostile planet and engineering soaring orbital habitats to fill the space above it. Until a routine calibration procedure in one of the Space Traffic Control cameras turns up a star where no star should be. Nikolai Ogorodov: Senior-most captain in Tengri's tiny Navy. Nik is facing the grim prospect that he could retire still waiting for something actually exciting to happen, when word comes in that Traffic Control has spotted the deceleration flare of a ship's drive. It's a ship - and a drive - unlike anything Tengri has seen before, and Nikolai is dispatched to determine if the newcomers are a threat to the long-standing peace. Urthe Agajanian: Under-funded and over-caffeinated, Urthe is a young researcher on Orbital Island Peridot. With the Tengri system sporting only the barest, tantalizing remnants of a long-departed alien presence, it's hardly surprising that she is possibly the system's only working xeno-technologist. When a ship turns up with a delegation claiming to be actual aliens, come to trade technology with humanity, Urthe's obscure specialty is suddenly, spectacularly relevant. Urthe and Nik approach the situation from vastly different backgrounds, each holding a different, incomplete picture of the crisis facing their home. Yet they will both find themselves making decisions that could impact the survival not just of Tengri but of humanity"--Back cover.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
  • Author : Terri Persons
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-03-13
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780385521451
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Summary : Introducing a heroine unlike any other . . . FBI Agent Bernadette Saint Clare’s gift of sight allows her to see things others can’t. But some things are better left unseen. Not always easy to work with, Agent Bernadette Saint Clare has been assigned and reassigned to FBI offices all over the country. Not long after she’s placed at a desk in the basement of the off-site St. Paul office, she’s called on to do what she does best: use personal effects found at a crime scene to see through a killer’s eyes. In some cases her sight has been astoundingly accurate; in others it has been less than perfect. The agent in charge of this case, Tony Garcia, aware of Bernadette’s spotty record, is unsure if he should follow her lead, and the tension between them makes for an uneasy alliance. To make things more complicated, she becomes involved with her new upstairs neighbor. But there‘s something about him she can’t quite put her finger on—especially when he offers her a key clue to the killer’s identity. A complex novel filled with quirky characters on the right and wrong sides of the law, Blind Spot reminds us that life is filled with leaps of faith both great and small.

Blindspot

Blindspot
  • Author : Troy S Lehman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-03-12
  • Total pages :58
  • ISBN : 9798720288259
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Summary : Blindspot focuses on a mysterious tattooed woman who is found naked inside a travel bag in Times Square by the FBI. She has no recollection of her own past or identity. They discover that her tattoos contain clues to crimes they will have to solve.