Bias as a Barrier

Explore how personal bias affects you and others

Learning Objectives

Through this scenario, you will:

  • Witness how your own thinking is shaped by unconscious bias
  • Explore your own experiences of discrimination
  • Critically examine bias in popular media
  • Identify and challenge your own bias

The Scenario

“Whether you like it or not, if you have a brain, you have bias.”

Dr Jennifer Eberhardt

Biases are a natural part of how our brains operate. In fact, they're essential. It’s only when we allow them to negatively impact others, that they become a problem. 

This simulation explores where biases come from, how they affect us, and demonstrates some useful strategies and techniques for identifying and challenging times when we might be thinking or acting from a based point of view.

This simulation has been co-developed in collaboration with subject matter experts from George Brown College.

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