Implicit Association Test Essay

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Implicit Association Test
Jennifer Johnson
November 27, 2010
Leah J. Mancuso

Implicit Association Test
My result of IAT is about the same as I am. I results say that I treat everything equally and fairly. This was very all the tests. I think it was correct because I do not judge people at all. I think that it depends on how you see people. I think it depends on the person doing it and reflexes. Each answer requires the person to push a button on race or group. I think reflexes make this seem unbiased. I think people who do this test think it is not correct because it is based on attitude towards a group. I think it depends how I look it in general. I think people misjudge this test because of the way it is. It is works for
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Some psychologists use a series of questions and relate them back to a scale. This scale is called the likert. "A common scale used by psychologists to uses questionnaires and survey research to specificy the responses of level of agreement." (Answers Corporation, 2010) I think sociologist can use this scale as well. Another way they measure prejudice is the Bogardus social distance scale. "This scale does measure a person's degree of closeness with members of diverse social groups." (Answers Corporation, 2010) Those are two ways of measuring prejudice in sociologist. I like the test when just took can be used as well but not as accurate to the others ones. I think using these methods would work if they took the time to check in to them and use them right. I think this would be good for all of them to use both of them. Using scale is trying to measure something but sometimes it does not work as well. I think they may have some flaws to these scales because of the rating system. I think if they keep using them and try to measure prejudice correctly. These scales might work in the end. Reference
Answers Corporation. (2010). the Likert Scale. Retrieved from

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