Experiences of bias and discrimination remain pernicious obstacles for many individuals. Both micro- and macro-level interventions are necessary to eliminate and/or mitigate these negative experiences. This review focuses on micro-level interventions, specifically, five types of compensatory strategies that targets can use to eliminate and/or mitigate the bias and discrimination they experience. In this manuscript, we synthesize the research on humor, avoidance, affiliation, enhancement, and social category label switching strategies; describe identities with which the strategies could be used; and highlight strengths and weaknesses of each of the strategies. Finally, we propose actionable directions for future research for each of the compensatory strategies.
Holmes, Oscar IV; Lopiano, Gabrielle; and Hall, Erika V.
"A Review of Compensatory Strategies to Mitigate Bias,"
Personnel Assessment and Decisions: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/pad/vol5/iss2/4
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