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ethical problem consideration

Ethical considerations play a crucial role in any project or endeavour, including research, decision-making, and creative processes. It is essential to recognise and address potential ethical implications to ensure fairness, integrity, and respect for all participants involved. When it comes to subconscious biases, I believe it is imperative to critically examine our own biases and prejudices that may unconsciously influence our thoughts, actions, and decisions. 

By acknowledging and understanding our inherent biases, we can strive to mitigate their impact and make more objective, fair, and inclusive choices. This requires self-reflection, open-mindedness, and a willingness to challenge our assumptions and preconceived notions. Ethical considerations and addressing subconscious biases are integral in creating an environment that promotes equity, diversity, and ethical practices.

 

Subconscious biases refer to implicit or unconscious prejudices and stereotypes that influence our perceptions and behaviours without our conscious awareness. These biases are deeply ingrained within us, shaped by societal norms, cultural influences, and personal experiences. They can affect how we perceive and interact with others, impacting our decision-making processes. 

Recognising subconscious biases is crucial as they can lead to unfair treatment, discrimination, and exclusion. By actively examining our biases and promoting awareness, we can work towards minimising their influence on our judgments and actions. This involves fostering inclusivity, embracing diversity, and seeking alternative perspectives to make more informed and equitable decisions. 
Addressing subconscious biases is a continuous process that requires ongoing self-reflection, education, and a commitment to creating a more just and unbiased society.

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During the experimentation of one of my primary research experiments, I maintained a heightened sense of ethical responsibility. When I requested my peers to participate in the Harvard Implicit Bias test, I made sure to prioritise the anonymity of their responses. Drawing from my personal experience with the test, I realised that the results may not always align with someone's expectations or desires. It was crucial to me that individuals did not feel judged based on their outcomes.

During my Gillian Wearing primary research experiment, it was essential for me to be mindful of the ethical implications concerning Pav's potential utilisation of his own biases towards his students and colleagues. 


Luckily, I was fortunate enough that everyone involved was fully supportive and approached the experiment in a lighthearted manner. The entire experience proved to be thrilling and engaging, without any contentiousness.

While gathering primary research for my word-cloud map, I maintained a crucial perspective of ensuring that individuals were not subjected to judgment or made to feel judged based on their responses.

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