The Weight Of A Med Student’s Subconscious Bias

The Weight Of A Med Student’s Subconscious Bias
May 23, 2013
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/05/23/186294402/the-weight-of-a-med-students-subconscious-bias

More than a third of medical students in a North Carolina study had a bias against obese people, and most of those who have such a bias are unaware of it.

Harvard’s Implicit Association Test on weight.

“If doctors assume obese patients are lazy or lack willpower, they will be less likely to spend time counseling patients about lifestyle changes they could make”

Keyword: prejudice against the obese, obesity

more on prejudice against the obese in:
Chapter 1. Introducing Social Psychology
Myers, D. G. (2012). Social psychology (11th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
http://www.mcgraw-hill.com.sg/html/9780078035296.html

related:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/08/20/432872330/can-health-care-be-cured-of-racial-bias

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