The bad isms are racism, sexism, ageism, etc, etc. There is a lot of recent work on how to combat biases of these kinds, particularly implicit ones, of which their possessors are not aware, or are only slightly aware. Leverhulme, for example, generously funded 4 workshops at Sheffield on the topic.
Cognitive Behavioral Theory could also be seen as addressing biases in one’s thinking. It is also, apparently, empirically tested and quite successful. Plus, it also often comes with great little handbooks.
Particularly attracted to the idea of developing a handbook, I’ve been wondering whether anyone has ever tried to do a CBT version for racism, etc. (I’m assuming a technique not identical to plagiarism could make the handbook development easier than it might be if one were starting from scratch.)
Do you know of anyone who has tried to develop CBT for racism, sexism?
The state of Texas, and no doubt many other states and countries, have something like mandated workbooks for these things, which are on the web in the form of exams. These are worthless, really. What will you get if you give the same test to 800 faculty? Lots and lots of copying.