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Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control.
Dr. Banaji told the Washington Post. “I was humbled in a way that few experiences in my life have humbled me.”
So I was expecting the worst when I took the test last week. I wanted to do well, just as everyone does, but I didn’t try any devious strategies, which I’d heard were futile anyway. After I spent a few minutes trying to associate positive and negative words with either blacks or whites, the computer analyzed my reaction times and rendered the verdict: “Your data suggest little to no automatic preference between European American and African American.”
Well, this was a different kind of shock. Among test-takers of all races, 70 percent show a preference for whites, and only 17 percent fall into my neutral category. My first impulse was to feel the opposite of embarrassed — should I be proudly giving lessons in conquering bias to Mr. Gladwell and the IAT pioneers? — but on reflection I ended up feeling a bit like Mr. Gladwell: creepy. The whole notion of being judged this way seemed weird. Why should you feel either embarrassed or proud when you’re not sure what produced your score, how you could improve it or how it affects your behavior?
People who hold egalitarian conscious attitudes in the face of automatic White preferences may able to function in non-prejudiced fashion partly by making active efforts to prevent their automatic White preference from producing discriminatory behavior. However, when they relax these active efforts, these non-prejudiced people may be likely to show discrimination in thought or behavior.
originally posted by: undo
i tried to take the race test, and got thru the first section with no problem. but then they pulled up a screen where it said
and i was supposed to make some kind of choices based on that. i thought what the hell is this. so i pressed the space bar to see what they were gonna show, and they started popping up the same pictures from before, of blacks and whites. but i was supposed to press the e key for african american or bad, and the i key for european or good. that bugged me so i quit the test. why would i want to answer "bad" if it had to also include "african american" . what is it, brainwashing or something?
i mean no wonder people are picking european more often, cause when they see the pic of an african american, they don't want to choose "bad" . doh
originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: peskyhumans
Take the dang test people stop shooting holes this is a widely accepted study from Harvard I'm on a cell I'll pull up the abstract criteria when I get the oppurtunity. This isn't manufactured and frankly I need more understanding of the study. Take the test