Australian General Semantics Society Inc.



September 2020 Seminar Summary

Sunday 13th September 2020
11 am - 2:00pm on-line (by ZOOM)

"Implicit Bias / Unconscious Association"

How much of our "mapping of the territory" about ourselves and our world
is based on accurate observation,
derived from factors that we either consciously deny, or are truly aware of?

The unwilling-unable distinction is like the difference between
purposely hiding something from others,
and unconsciously hiding something from oneself.

The Implicit Association Test (IAT)
makes it possible to penetrate both of these types of hiding.
It measures imlicit attitudes or beliefs that we are either unable or unwilling to report.

Are you willing to unlock this door to your your unconscious,
and have a little peep inside?

Facilitated by Robert James.

 Our Seminar
was hosted again on-line, courtesy of the Covid-19 virus!
We continue to miss the customary hospitality of Gavan and Pauline at Bonnet Bay :-(.

Catching Up
Sharing of triumphs and tragedies and miscellaneous yarns.
We were delighted to welcome our long-term friend and mentor Milton Dawes from Montreal, and Jaison in Ohio, back again.  We even worked out the rime differences OK! 

GS Diary
In the spirit of "applying general semantics principles" to our lives, as opposed to dwelling in theory, we considered members' accounts of observations and applications relating to the principles and formulations of our discipline.

The PowerPoint presentation
outline for this seminar is available online.


Next Meeting:

Covid-19 has driven us on-line

Sunday 25th October 2020   11:00am Sydney time (on Zoom)
"Select your Favourite Formulation"

From the rich field of general semantics formulations,
let's each select one of our favourites, for discussion.

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Note that the AKML this year will be on-line, rather that at the Princeton Club in New York.


This "summary" is a collection of notes derived from our discussion by a number of means.  It is by no means a scholarly dissertation on the subject as presented.  It does not purport to be the "policy of AGS".  Comment and criticism (constructive or otherwise) is welcome.  If anyone has been misquoted, copyrights infringed or confidences betrayed, please Contact us.

Updated by RJ
13th September 2020