CCPL Fellow and Convener of the Women’s Studies Research Centre Puja Kapai published a new study on “Unconscious Bias and Implications for Equality in Hong Kong and Asia”.

CCPL Fellow and Convener of the Women’s Studies Research Centre Puja Kapai published a new study on “Unconscious Bias and Implications for Equality in Hong Kong and Asia”. In a project funded by the Equal Opportunities Commission, Puja Kapai conducted a study into the levels of unconscious bias on the grounds of gender and race in Hong Kong.  She examined who harboured which types of unconscious biases, whether such biases serve as predictors of discriminatory behaviour and whether it is possible to ameliorate these unconscious biases. The results of this research study provide groundbreaking insights into the prevalence, nature and extent of unconscious bias among different social groups as well as the variables which influence such biases negatively or positively in the context of Hong Kong. Furthermore, the study demonstrates the effectiveness of specifically designed interventions in terms of reducing particular biases, while outlining the more challenging categories of unconscious bias which require more complex intervention models to address concretely. Click here for the full report.