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  • Implicit Association Test

    The Implicit Association Test exists to unravel and illustrate where people’s unconscious biases in different topics. It measures how strong associations are “between concepts and evaluations or stereotypes” (“Project Implicit”). With these measurements, people can be more consciously aware of their implicit biases and associations. This can help lessen prejudices and discriminatory acts because more people are becoming aware with this test. I took Asian IAT, Sexualty IAT, Gender-Science, IAT, and Gender-Career IAT. I took the Asians IAT because I wanted to see how my Asian race and my childhood played in my implicit bias, I was raised in a dominant white family, and I grew up in a dominant white neighborhood. I wonder if that played an…

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  • Implicit Association Test Essay

    for the Implicit Association Test (IAT) Race Test was not as surprising to me as the results for the IAT Gender Test. According to the IAT Gender Test, I had a slight association of males with the word “career” and females with the word “family” compared to males with the word “family” and females with the word “career.” I had thought I would score higher on the association of females with family and males with a career. Although there was this difference, these results show that my unconscious…

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  • Reflection On The Implicit Association Test

    Before taking the Implicit Association Test (IAT), I thought that it was an interesting way to test for unconscious prejudice because it shows how different qualities and values are associated with white and black people. I know that I am biased towards both groups in different areas, but I felt nervous before taking the test. I think that was because I thought it would make me feel like a bad person depending on my results. I know that I am not an inherently bad person based on any test…

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  • Implicit Association Test Essay

    Implicit Association Test Jennifer Johnson ETH/125 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…

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  • Implicit Association Test Analysis

    After taking the Implicit Association Test offered online through Harvard University in collaboration with a few other institutions, I can say that I am somewhat shocked by my results. I took the IAT for automatic preferences of those of European or African decent, essentially my preference of race. In the brief description of the test, it said that the majority of people prefer white over blacks. I thought of myself as being part of the exception group; the very few people who do not fit…

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  • Literature Review Of The Implicit Association Test

    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…

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  • Essay On Implicit Prejudice

    is what ultimately leads to it. However, the scientific study of prejudice explains that racial and ethnic groups are far more alike than different. It also explains that differences between the two are actually smaller than among members of the same group. Psychology explains what explicit and implicit prejudice while reflecting back on how it applies to racism. Explicit prejudice is the most common kind of prejudice that people are aware…

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  • Self-Concept Theory

    it is easy to believe that gender and career association tends to fall into categories. During a time where this controversy is being challenged, it makes us question why people are set to a certain way of beliefs. Self-concept may be one theory that puts emphasis on this; children obtain implicit values at a very young age and carry them throughout their lives. We instill this in them at a young age that will later impact their concepts of themselves and what they believe they can or cannot do…

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  • Writing Reflection 3: Harvard Implicit Association Test

    Writing Reflection 3- Harvard Implicit Association Tests Kiera R. Fry Texas State University The entire test taking experience was an eye opener for me. My results were the complete opposite of what I thought it was going to be. The setup of the test definitely took me by surprise. I was expecting the test to be a questionnaire. When I first started the test, I was to focused on not messing up. I thought if I messed up then it would have a negative effect on my results.…

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  • Should Explicit Attitudinal Measures Be Replaced?

    Should Explicit Attitudinal Measures Be Replaced With Implicit Measures of Attitude? The World Health Organization has calculated that over 800,000 people die annually on a global scale as a result of suicide, and those aged 15 to 29 are at a higher risk. (World Health Organization, 2012). An attitude is "a psychological tendency that is expressed by evaluating a particular entity with some degree of favor or disfavor." (Eagly & Chaikan, 1993, pp. 1). If a person’s attitude corresponds very…

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