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A short intervention that teaches young children to recognize people of other races as individuals can reduce implicit bias, finds research in Child Development. Researchers worked with 95 preschoolers in China, none of whom had had any direct in-person interactions with non-Asian people before. In a pre-test using an adaptation of the implicit association task, the researchers found that the children, on average, showed significant implicit biases against black people. Then, in two 20-minute sessions, the researchers showed photos of five black people to one-third of the children and taught the children to recognize the people individually. Another third saw photos of five white people, and the final third saw photos of five Asian people. In a follow-up test two months later, the children who had been taught to individuate black faces showed a significant reduction, on average, in their implicit bias against black people, while the children taught to individuate white and Asian faces did not show a reduction in implicit bias against black people.