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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532893/making-a-difference-in-medical-trainees-attitudes-toward-latino-patients-a-pilot-study-of-an-intervention-to-modify-implicit-and-explicit-attitudes
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Mimi V Chapman, William J Hall, Kent Lee, Robert Colby, Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Steve Day, Eugenia Eng, Alexandra F Lightfoot, Yesenia Merino, Florence M Simán, Tainayah Thomas, Kari Thatcher, Keith Payne
Negative attitudes and discrimination against Latinos exist in the dominant U.S. culture and in healthcare systems, contributing to ongoing health disparities. This article provides findings of a pilot test of Yo Veo Salud (I See Health), an intervention designed to positively modify attitudes toward Latinos among medical trainees. The research question was: Compared to the comparison group, did the intervention group show lower levels of implicit bias against Latinos versus Whites, and higher levels of ethnocultural empathy, healthcare empathy, and patient-centeredness? We used a sequential cohort, post-test design to evaluate Yo Veo Salud with a sample of 69 medical trainees...
May 5, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532892/a-decade-of-studying-implicit-racial-ethnic-bias-in-healthcare-providers-using-the-implicit-association-test
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Ivy W Maina, Tanisha D Belton, Sara Ginzberg, Ajit Singh, Tiffani J Johnson
Disparities in the care and outcomes of US racial/ethnic minorities are well documented. Research suggests that provider bias plays a role in these disparities. The implicit association test enables measurement of implicit bias via tests of automatic associations between concepts. Hundreds of studies have examined implicit bias in various settings, but relatively few have been conducted in healthcare. The aim of this systematic review is to synthesize the current knowledge on the role of implicit bias in healthcare disparities...
May 4, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511665/clone-temporal-centrality-measures-for-incomplete-sequences-of-graph-snapshots
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Moritz Hanke, Ronja Foraita
BACKGROUND: Different phenomena like the spread of a disease, social interactions or the biological relation between genes can be thought of as dynamic networks. These can be represented as a sequence of static graphs (so called graph snapshots). Based on this graph sequences, classical vertex centrality measures like closeness and betweenness centrality have been extended to quantify the importance of single vertices within a dynamic network. An implicit assumption for the calculation of temporal centrality measures is that the graph sequence contains all information about the network dynamics over time...
May 16, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511035/on-the-context-dependency-of-implicit-self-esteem-in-social-anxiety-disorder
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Thomas S Hiller, Melanie C Steffens, Viktoria Ritter, Ulrich Stangier
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cognitive models assume that negative self-evaluations are automatically activated in individuals with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) during social situations, increasing their individual level of anxiety. This study examined automatic self-evaluations (i.e., implicit self-esteem) and state anxiety in a group of individuals with SAD (n = 45) and a non-clinical comparison group (NC; n = 46). METHODS: Participants were randomly assigned to either a speech condition with social threat induction (giving an impromptu speech) or to a no-speech condition without social threat induction...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494799/a-systematic-review-of-electronic-audit-and-feedback-intervention-effectiveness-and-use-of-behaviour-change-theory
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Timothy Tuti, Jacinta Nzinga, Martin Njoroge, Benjamin Brown, Niels Peek, Mike English, Chris Paton, Sabine N van der Veer
BACKGROUND: Audit and feedback is a common intervention for supporting clinical behaviour change. Increasingly, health data are available in electronic format. Yet, little is known regarding if and how electronic audit and feedback (e-A&F) improves quality of care in practice. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to assess the effectiveness of e-A&F interventions in a primary care and hospital context and to identify theoretical mechanisms of behaviour change underlying these interventions...
May 12, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492707/the-strangest-of-all-encounters-racial-and-ethnic-discrimination-in-us-health-care
#6
Sherman A James
In 2003, a Committee of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences summarized hundreds of studies documenting that US racial minorities, especially African Americans, receive poorer quality health care for a wide variety of conditions than their White counterparts. These racial differences in health care persist after controlling for sociodemographic factors and patients' ability to pay for care. The Committee concluded that physicians' unconscious negative stereotypes of African Americans, and perhaps other people of color, likely contribute to these health care disparities...
May 8, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474771/parameter-recovery-bias-and-standard-errors-in-the-linear-ballistic-accumulator-model
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Ingmar Visser, Rens Poessé
The linear ballistic accumulator (LBA) model (Brown & Heathcote, , Cogn. Psychol., 57, 153) is increasingly popular in modelling response times from experimental data. An R package, glba, has been developed to fit the LBA model using maximum likelihood estimation which is validated by means of a parameter recovery study. At sufficient sample sizes parameter recovery is good, whereas at smaller sample sizes there can be large bias in parameters. In a second simulation study, two methods for computing parameter standard errors are compared...
May 2017: British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473907/saccades-to-explicit-and-virtual-features-in-the-poggendorff-figure-show-perceptual-biases
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Barbara Dillenburger, Michael Morgan
Human participants made saccadic eye movements to various features in a modified vertical Poggendorff figure, to measure errors in the location of key geometrical features. In one task, subjects (n = 8) made saccades to the vertex of the oblique T-intersection between a diagonal pointer and a vertical line. Results showed both a small tendency to shift the saccade toward the interior of the angle, and a larger bias in the direction of a shorter saccade path to the landing line. In a different kind of task (visual extrapolation), the same subjects fixated the tip of a 45° pointer and made a saccade to the implicit point of intersection between pointer and a distant vertical line...
March 2017: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472533/a-systematic-review-of-the-impact-of-physician-implicit-racial-bias-on-clinical-decision-making
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Erin Dehon, Nicole Weiss, Jonathan Jones, Whitney Faulconer, Elizabeth Hinton, Sarah Sterling
OBJECTIVES: Disparities in diagnosis and treatment of racial minorities exist in the emergency department (ED). A better understanding of how physician implicit (unconscious) bias contributes to these disparities may help identify ways to eliminate such racial disparities. The objective of this systematic review was to examine and summarize the evidence on the association between physician implicit racial bias and clinical decision making. METHODS: Based on PRISMA guidelines, a structured electronic literature search of PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, and PsycINFO databases was conducted...
May 4, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464085/empirical-comparison-between-different-methods-for-genomic-prediction-of-number-of-piglets-born-alive-in-moderate-sized-breeding-populations
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A Fangmann, R A Sharifi, J Heinkel, K Danowski, H Schrade, M Erbe, H Simianer
Currently used multi-step methods to incorporate genomic information in the prediction of breeding values (BV) implicitly involve many assumptions which, if violated, may result in loss of information, inaccuracies and bias. To overcome this, single-step genomic best linear unbiased prediction (ssGBLUP) was proposed combining pedigree, phenotype and genotype of all individuals for genetic evaluation. Our objective was to implement ssGBLUP for genomic predictions in pigs and to compare the accuracy of ssGBLUP with that of multi-step methods with empirical data of moderately sized pig breeding populations...
April 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459274/perceptual-individuation-training-but-not-mere-exposure-reduces-implicit-racial-bias-in-preschool-children
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Miao K Qian, Paul C Quinn, Gail D Heyman, Olivier Pascalis, Genyue Fu, Kang Lee
Two studies with preschool-age children examined the effectiveness of perceptual individuation training at reducing racial bias (Study 1, N = 32; Study 2, N = 56). We found that training preschool-age children to individuate other-race faces resulted in a reduction in implicit racial bias while mere exposure to other-race faces produced no such effect. We also showed that neither individuation training nor mere exposure reduced explicit racial bias. Theoretically, our findings provide strong evidence for a causal link between individual-level face processing and implicit racial bias, and are consistent with the newly proposed perceptual-social linkage hypothesis...
May 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452047/the-importance-of-topographically-corrected-null-models-for-analyzing-ecological-point-processes
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Philip McDowall, Heather J Lynch
Analyses of point process patterns and related techniques (e.g., MaxEnt) make use of the expected number of occurrences per unit area and second-order statistics based on the distance between occurrences. Ecologists working with point process data often assume that points exist on a two-dimensional x-y plane or within a three-dimensional volume, when in fact many observed point patterns are generated on a two-dimensional surface existing within three-dimensional space. For many surfaces, however, such as the topography of landscapes, the projection from the surface to the x-y plane preserves neither area nor distance...
April 27, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437469/virtual-race-transformation-reverses-racial-in-group-bias
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Béatrice S Hasler, Bernhard Spanlang, Mel Slater
People generally show greater preference for members of their own racial group compared to racial out-group members. This type of 'in-group bias' is evident in mimicry behaviors. We tend to automatically mimic the behaviors of in-group members, and this behavior is associated with interpersonal sensitivity and empathy. However, mimicry is reduced when interacting with out-group members. Although race is considered an unchangeable trait, it is possible using embodiment in immersive virtual reality to engender the illusion in people of having a body of a different race...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432966/risk-for-eating-disorders-modulates-interpretation-bias-in-a-semantic-priming-task
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Kaylee Misener, Maya Libben
The current study used a semantic priming paradigm to investigate the presence of implicit interpretation biases for food and body shape words among 118 undergraduate females. Reaction times (RTs) were recorded while participants made lexical decisions (i.e., word vs. non-word judgments) to lexical targets that were preceded by negatively valenced eating disorder related (e.g., fat-PIZZA), eating disorder unrelated (e.g., party-PIZZA), or semantically unrelated (e.g., umbrella-PIZZA) prime words. Self-reported eating disorder traits were assessed using the Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ-34), the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26), and the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE-Q 6...
April 19, 2017: Body Image
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432446/biasing-spatial-attention-with-semantic-information-an-event-coding-approach
#15
Tarek Amer, Davood G Gozli, Jay Pratt
We investigated the influence of conceptual processing on visual attention from the standpoint of Theory of Event Coding (TEC). The theory makes two predictions: first, an important factor in determining the influence of event 1 on processing event 2 is whether features of event 1 are bound into a unified representation (i.e., selection or retrieval of event 1). Second, whether processing the two events facilitates or interferes with each other should depend on the extent to which their constituent features overlap...
April 21, 2017: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429784/sight-and-sound-persistently-out-of-synch-stable-individual-differences-in-audiovisual-synchronisation-revealed-by-implicit-measures-of-lip-voice-integration
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Alberta Ipser, Vlera Agolli, Anisa Bajraktari, Fatimah Al-Alawi, Nurfitriani Djaafara, Elliot D Freeman
Are sight and sound out of synch? Signs that they are have been dismissed for over two centuries as an artefact of attentional and response bias, to which traditional subjective methods are prone. To avoid such biases, we measured performance on objective tasks that depend implicitly on achieving good lip-synch. We measured the McGurk effect (in which incongruent lip-voice pairs evoke illusory phonemes), and also identification of degraded speech, while manipulating audiovisual asynchrony. Peak performance was found at an average auditory lag of ~100 ms, but this varied widely between individuals...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425736/implicit-approach-and-avoidance-in-patients-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Barbara Cludius, Anne Katrin Külz, Sarah Landmann, Steffen Moritz, Charlotte E Wittekind
Avoidance is regarded as an important feature for the development and maintenance of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and is usually assessed using explicit measures such as self-report scales. However, some behavioral schemata are unavailable to introspection, making them partially inaccessible by explicit measures. We used an approach-avoidance task (AAT) as an implicit measure to examine behavioral tendencies in patients with OCD, including patients with checking- and contamination-related symptoms (n = 63), compared with a healthy control group (n = 30)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422612/assessing-non-suicidal-self-injury-in-the-laboratory
#18
Brooke Ammerman, Mitchell E Berman, Michael S McCloskey
OBJECTIVES: The majority of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) research has used self- or clinician-rated measures of behavior which (a) are subject to reporting biases, or (b) have limited use in experimental designs which could illuminate causal relationships. Laboratory-based behavioral tasks have therefore been developed to assess NSSI-related behaviors more directly. METHODS: We reviewed the behavioral methods that have been developed to assess NSSI tendencies or behaviors over the past thirty-years...
April 19, 2017: Archives of Suicide Research: Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421016/online-coaching-of-emotion-regulation-strategies-for-parents-efficacy-of-the-online-rational-positive-parenting-program-and-attention-bias-modification-procedures
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Oana A David, David Capris, Alexandra Jarda
Parenting programs are currently treatment of choice for behavioral disorders in children and one of their main components is reducing the negativity bias in the child-parent dyad. The Rational Positive Parenting Program (rPPP) is a program with a special focus on parent emotion-regulation functional reappraisal strategies, which has recently received consistent support for reducing child externalizing and internalizing disorders. In the last years, online interventions were proliferated and the Attention Bias Modification (ABM) becoming a promising implicit therapeutic intervention based on attention deployment emotion-regulation strategy, or adjunctive module to usual treatments, with results in multiple domains, varying from pain to self-esteem and emotional disorders (e...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419891/i-care-even-after-the-first-impression-facial-appearance-based-evaluations-in-healthcare-context
#20
Katia Mattarozzi, Valentina Colonnello, Francesco De Gioia, Alexander Todorov
PURPOSE: Prior research has demonstrated that healthcare providers' implicit biases may contribute to healthcare disparities. Independent research in social psychology indicates that facial appearance-based evaluations affect social behavior in a variety of domains, influencing political, legal, and economic decisions. Whether and to what extent these evaluations influence approach behavior in healthcare contexts warrants research attention. Here we investigate the impact of facial appearance-based evaluations of trustworthiness on healthcare providers' caring inclination, and the moderating role of experience and information about the social identity of the faces...
June 2017: Social Science & Medicine
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