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Attitudes; Behaviours; Beliefs; Social practices; Systemic bias that is associated with a partiality to a sub-group or particular group values

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Cultural bias involves a prejudice or highlighted distinction in viewpoint that suggests a preference of one culture over another. Cultural bias can be described as discriminative. There is a lack of group integration of social values, beliefs, and rules of conduct. Cultural bias introduces one group’s accepted behavior as valued and distinguishable from another lesser valued societal group. Cultural bias has been found to be a factor in determining where particular persons live, and what they have available as educational and health care opportunities.

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Cultural bias highlights differences among persons and groups. Cultural bias groupings can be identified in differential characteristic preferences. They may include differences in levels of socio-economic status, language, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexuality....

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Yingst, T.E. (2011). Cultural Bias. In: Goldstein, S., Naglieri, J.A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79061-9_749

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