Content bias or unconscious bias?

David Mingay writes.

Having read Dr Marshall’s letter (April 2020) about increased navel-gazing in The Psychologist, it was with some trepidation that I turned to the rest of the magazine, worrying that my blood pressure would be raised to dangerous levels by a plethora of leftist propaganda.

You can imagine my relief at finding, contrary to what Dr Marshall wrote about the Society’s obsession with narratives, labelling and being unduly nice to people, that the articles in that issue were mainly about coronavirus, vision, pain and mirror-writing.

I suspect Dr Marshall might be experiencing some sort of unconscious bias.

David Mingay
The Open University

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