The Implicit Association Test (IAT)

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The Implicit Association Test (IAT) was first introduced in the scientific literature in 1998 by Anthony Greenwald, Debbie McGhee, Joyce Sherry, and Jordan Schwartz. The IAT measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT is also a computer-based test that measures how rapidly people are able to categorize various words and images, and it capitalizes on the fact that most of us identify words and images more rapidly when it come from closely related categories. The IAT is now widely used in social psychology research and is used to some level in clinical, cognitive, and developmental psychology research. The IAT indirectly assesses how closely people associate certain elements with each other, so in …show more content…
Prejudices can be defined as a prejudgment, or forming an opinion before becoming aware of the relevant facts of a case. Prejudice involves having negative attitudes and stereotyped beliefs about members of a particular group or race. For example, a person may hold prejudiced views towards a certain race, gender, etc. On the other hand, discrimination and prejudices are related and have some similarities to each other. Discrimination is defined as the behavior or actions, usually negative, towards an individual or group of people, especially on the basis of sex/race/social class, etc. One example of discrimination is Racial discrimination is when the non-white people were treated as the bad people and ugly people while whites was the perfect angles. Another example is age discrimination were a person discrimination against a particular person or group on the grounds of their age. Lastly, in this test discrimination is shown if the tester displays any strong connection between a socially define group and a specific set of …show more content…
In other words, LaKendra is not a racist person and she does not prefer African Americans over European American. In her eyes she consider both ethnicities the same. The tester reaction was largely positive that results showed that she was not a racist person which she was happy of. The results of the test made me feel like I was a better person knowing that I am not a racist person. Before taking the test the tester already felt like she was not a racist person and the results confirmed that she doesn’t show a preference and the news was largely unimpressive but satisfying. Lastly, the tester last impression of the test left her to feel that she put in the effort to take the test to get the results that she want and was fortune enough to get

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