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Unconscious bias

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  1. Bodd

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    This young lad walked past my van in East London; tried my van door as he was walking past. "Oi what you up to" I shouted. The Prick apologised... why would you say sorry if that the sort of person you are and will maybe always be.
     
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    You have completed the study.

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    During the IAT you just completed:

    Your responses suggested no automatic preference between African Americans and European Americans.


    The sorting test you just took is called the Implicit Association Test (IAT). Half of you completed the task for African Americans and European Americans, whereas the other half completed the task for Black People and White people. You categorized good and bad words with images of African Americans (or Black People) and European Americans (or White People).

    Disclaimer: The results are not a definitive assessment of your implicit preference. The results may be influenced by variables related to the test (e.g., the category labels or particular items used to represent the categories on the IAT) or the person (e.g., how tired you are). The results are provided for educational purposes only.

    How Does The IAT Work?

    The IAT measures the strength of associations between concepts (e.g., European American and African American or Black people and White people) and evaluations (e.g., good, bad). The main idea is that making a response is easier when closely related items share the same response key. We would say that one has an implicit preference for European American (or White people) relative to African American (or Black people) if they are faster to categorize words when European American (or White people) and Good share a response relative to when African American (or Black people) and Good share a response key.

    Why Should I Care About My IAT Score?

    Implicit preferences can predict behavior. Implicit preferences are related to discrimination in hiring and promotion, medical treatment, and decisions related to criminal justice.

    What Can I Do About an Implicit Preference That I Do Not Want?

    Right now, there is not enough research to say for sure that implicit biases can be reduced, let alone eliminated. Packaged "diversity trainings" generally do not use evidence-based methods of reducing implicit biases. Therefore, we encourage people to instead focus on strategies that deny implicit biases the chance to operate, such as blind auditions and well-designed "structured" decision processes.

    Other People's Results

    The summary of other people's results shows that most people implicitly prefer European American (or White people) to African American (or Black people) - i.e., they are faster sorting when good words and European American (or White people) images go with the same key. Notably, more than 50% of the people included in this graph report having no difference in their attitudes toward the two racial categories.

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    What About Order Effects?

    One very common question is about the order of the parts of the IAT. The answer is yes, the order in which you take the test can influence on your overall results. But, the effect is very small. So if you first pair African American (or Black people) + bad and then pair African American (or Black people) + good, your results might be just a tiny bit more negative toward African American (or Black People) than they would be if you had done the reverse pairing first. One way that we try to minimize this order effect is by giving more practice trials before the second pairing than we did before the first pairing. It is also important to know that each participant is randomly assigned to an order, so half of test-takers complete African American (or Black people) + bad and then African American (or Black people) + good, and the other half of test-takers get the opposite order.

    I Still Have Questions About The IAT

    If you have questions about your IAT performance or score, please consult the links at the top of the page, where you will find answers to frequently asked questions, links to related research, and additional information about implicit associations. You may also email us with questions or comments.

    Your Participation And Financial Support Are Important!

    Thank you again for participating in this research! We have learned so much from people like you taking the time to be part of our work. If you have time, please consider taking another test by clicking the button below. As a non-profit organization, we would also appreciate your financial support. Since establishment in 2005, we have educated more than a million visitors each year about implicit biases concerning race, gender, sexual orientation, and other topics. Your donation supports Project Implicit's educational, scientific, and public service missions. Click here to donate.
     
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    What does this mean? am I racist or not...... Help
     
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    Just to be on the safe side, I'd say that yes, you are.;)
     
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    It means you would be in danger downtown.
     
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    Some happy clappy church were I was working

    Mis took. Me for a homeless vagrant :eek:

    Thats bias :idea:
     
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    Thanks a lot..... When asked who id rather knock around with a) European Americans or b) African Americans stumped me a bit.
     
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    If you are white you're a racist you don't need a test to work that out :) . (observe also how i can make a negative racist comment about whites and this will not be deleted by admins)
     
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    I guess the quiz is for Americans.
     
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