An Investigation into the Effects of Bias on Graduate Students and Novice Clinicians
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The purpose of this manuscript was to identify the effects of bias on graduate students and novice clinicians. Understanding bias requires knowledge of cognitive psychology as bias can affect decision making and problem-solving. The research indicates that bias also appears in many areas of psychological research, education, and practice. The prevalence of bias can have negative consequences on both clinicians and clients. It is particularly harmful to marginalized populations. Reducing the consequences of bias requires both education and self-awareness. Future research should focus on diversifying the field to generalize the pre-existing research and ensure all minority groups are included.