Implicit Association Free Online Test

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The IAT measures implicit attitudes and beliefs that people are either unwilling or unable to report. Check it out… what are you not willing to report. There are many tests you can take focusing on race to gender and they are very interesting. It should only take you less than 3 minutes or so. Enjoy!

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

Background
Psychologists understand that people may not say what’s on their minds either because they are unwilling or because they are unable to do so. For example, if asked “How much do you smoke?” a smoker who smokes 4 packs a day may purposely report smoking only 2 packs a day because they are embarrassed to admit the correct number. Or, the smoker may simply not answer the question, regarding it as a private matter. (These are examples of being unwilling to report a known answer.) But it is also possible that a smoker who smokes 4 packs a day may report smoking only 2 packs because they honestly believe they only smoke about 2 packs a day. (Unknowingly giving an incorrect answer is sometimes called self-deception; this illustrates being unable to give the desired answer).

The unwilling-unable distinction is like the difference between purposely hiding something from others and unconsciously hiding something from yourself. The Implicit Association Test makes it possible to penetrate both of these types of hiding. The IAT measures implicit attitudes and beliefs that people are either unwilling or unable to report.

Sent by Dr. Chris Young

Sol,

In my health disparities class on Monday, we learned about the Implicit
Association Test (https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/). Check it out. What do you think about having something about it in on the Premed Students of Color
website?

Chris

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One Response to “Implicit Association Free Online Test”

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