Are you racist? Sexist? Homophobic?

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    Aug 18, 2013 8:28 AM GMT
    From ProjectImplicit website:

    PROJECT IMPLICIT SOCIAL ATTITUDES
    Log in or register to find out your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other topics!

    PROJECT IMPLICIT MENTAL HEALTH
    Find out your implicit associations about self-esteem, anxiety, alcohol, and other topics!

    PROJECT IMPLICIT FEATURED TASK
    Measure your implicit race evaluations! Whom do you implicitly prefer among Whites, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics?

    https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/

    Excepts from FAQ:

    What is an attitude?
    An attitude is your evaluation of some concept (person, place, thing, or idea). An explicit attitude is the kind of attitude that you deliberately think about and report. For example, you could tell someone whether or not you like math. That is your explicit attitude. Implicit attitudes are positive and negative evaluations that occur outside of our conscious awareness and control. Even if you say that you like math (your explicit attitude), it is possible that you associate math with negativity without knowing it. In this case, we would say that your implicit attitude toward math is negative.

    What are implicit and explicit stereotypes?
    Stereotypes are the belief that most members of a group have some characteristic. Some examples of stereotypes are the belief that women are nurturing or the belief that police officers like donuts. An explicit stereotype is the kind that you deliberately think about and report. An implicit stereotype is one that occurs outside of conscious awareness and control. Even if you say that men and women are equally good at math, it is possible that you associate math with men without knowing it. In this case we would say that you have an implicit math-men stereotype.

    Do black participants show a preference for black over white on the race attitude IAT? Do gay participants show a preference for gay over straight? Do older participants show a preference for old over young?
    Results from this website consistently show that members of stigmatized groups (Black people, gay people, older people) tend to have more positive implicit attitudes toward their groups than do people who are not in the group, but that there is still a moderate preference for the more socially valued group. So gay people tend to show an implicit preference for straight people relative to gay people, but it is not as strong as the implicit preference shown by straight people. We think that this is because stigmatized group members develop negative associations about their group from their cultural environments, but also have some positive associations because of their own group membership and that of close others.

    What can I do about an implicit preference that I don’t want?
    Keep in mind that the IATs on the website might not be perfectly accurate. That said, it is very possible to have an implicit preference that you don’t want. One solution is to seek experiences that could reverse or undo the patterns that created the unwanted preference. For example, you could choose to avoid watching television shows that promote negative stereotypes of women or minorities. You could read materials that opposes the implicit preference. You could interact with people or learn about people who counter your implicit stereotypes. You can work to remain alert to the existence of the unwanted implicit preference to make sure that it doesn’t influence your overt behavior. You can also try consciously planned actions that will compensate for your implicit preferences. For example, if you have an implicit preference for young people you can try to be friendlier toward elderly people. Research shows that implicit preferences are quite malleable so it is possible to manage and change them if you want to.
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    Aug 18, 2013 8:05 PM GMT
    Anyone take any of the tests?
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    Aug 18, 2013 8:59 PM GMT
    Your implicit data suggest little to no difference in your association of DANGEROUS with PHYISICALLY ILL PEOPLE or MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE.

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