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Project Implicit® – subconcious reflections on race

So I just took two Harvard Implicit Associations Tests.

It is well known that people don’t always ‘speak their minds’, and it is suspected that people don’t always ‘know their minds’. Understanding such divergences is important to scientific psychology.

This web site presents a method that demonstrates the conscious-unconscious divergences much more convincingly than has been possible with previous methods. This new method is called the Implicit Association Test, or IAT for short.

Skin-tone (‘Light Skin – Dark Skin’ IAT). This IAT requires the ability to recognize light and dark-skinned faces. It often reveals an automatic preference for light-skin relative to dark-skin.
Race (‘Black – White’ IAT). This IAT requires the ability to distinguish faces of European and African origin. It indicates that most Americans have an automatic preference for white over black.

 I doubt my first result will surprise anyone who knows me.

Your data suggest little to no automatic preference between Dark Skin and Light Skin.

I’ll be blogging more about my second result.

Your data suggest a moderate automatic preference for African American compared to European American.

 Project Implicit® – Select a Test.

via Project Implicit® – Select a Test.

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  1. October 9, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Well, I for one, am SHOCKED! 😉

  1. October 29, 2009 at 5:01 PM

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