Take the Harvard Implicit Bias Test

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Buck McGeehy
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Take the Harvard Implicit Bias Test

Post by Buck McGeehy » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:59 am

For those who are serious about self examination:
https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html
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Re: Take the Harvard Implicit Bias Test

Post by Kim O'Hara » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:00 am

Thanks for the link, Buck.
I was curious enough to follow through and try the test.

My comments, for the benefit of others who may be curious -
There is a whole suite of tests on attitudes to all sorts of things - religion (only looks at monotheism, unfortunately), race, gender, etc.
Most of them seem to be very culture-specific to the US - especially any to do with race :rolleye: or politics.
I did the gender/academic fields test, which is supposed to see whether the test-taker associates sciences or humanities with male or female. My results were exactly what I would have expected if the methodology works, i.e. a "moderate automatic association for Male with Science and Female with Liberal Arts." (Why would I expect that? Well, society has spent decades drumming that association into me. D'oh.)
So maybe the methodology does work, which is fine.

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Re: Take the Harvard Implicit Bias Test

Post by Buck McGeehy » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:01 pm

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:00 am
My results were exactly what I would have expected if the methodology works, i.e. a "moderate automatic association for Male with Science and Female with Liberal Arts." (Why would I expect that? Well, society has spent decades drumming that association into me. D'oh.)
So maybe the methodology does work, which is fine.
The methodology works. It may be most revealing for those who believe they have no implicit bias toward people with darker skin.
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