Havard Implicit Test

In: English and Literature

Submitted By sannie1966
Words 945
Pages 4
The tests that I chose to take this time on the Harvard Implicit Association Test was the test on weight and the test on skin tones. For the weight Implicit test, I was neutral; it stated that I preferred over weight and underweight people equally. For this particular test it was completely accurate. When it comes to weight, I have no preference; people are still people and deserve the same chance in life as the next person in line. Even when it comes to relationships, I’ve never been one to judge based upon the physical features because to me a appearance of a person is only a bonus. As a shocker, this test was beyond accurate coming from the other tests in which I’ve taken. This test showed that I have to difference in feelings towards heavy weight, underweight and average weight for our country. I’ve already stated that relationships never were judged based upon weight, but the other reason weight doesn’t bother me because I never felt like I had the right to judge anyone. It’s for a person to love themselves or not, it’s not my decision to hurt someone’s feelings just because I dislike the way they look. Furthermore, as a young child before I had my growth spurt at 13, I was a chunky little kid and my family despised that one part about me and made me feel horrible until one day an older woman sat me down and told me I was beautiful whether big small or in between. So I feel like these things all have to do with why I’m neutral towards weight.

The next test I took was the skin complexion test and these test result were inadequate. Ever since I was a young child, I’ve always been prone to having friends who weren’t light skinned and dating people who were darker skinned. For myself, I feel these test results were inadequate because I never before nor now find people who are lighter skinned attractive and I don’t have any light skinned friends. The people I…...

Similar Documents

Implicit Association Test

...After taking part in the Implicit Association Test, where I chose to take the race test, my results suggest that I have a slight automatic preference for European Americans compared to African. Although it is difficult to admit, I would have to somewhat agree with these findings. Upon first seeing the results, my immediate thoughts, were, “this can’t be right!” I thought that, “this test doesn’t take into account a person’s mindset at the time their taking it or how alert they are.” Once I sat back and really gave it some thought, I had to admit to myself that it was correct. I love my African-American people, but in certain situations, such as where I choose to live, I have been prone to being where it is predominantly European American. Although it is an interesting test, being able to accurately gauge prejudice, in my opinion, is impossible mainly because ones feelings and beliefs can change so often. Also because of those, as described in our readings, that may take the test that can be labeled as the timid-bigot. Outwardly, they admit to loving every man, but inside, it the opposite. I believe, when confronted they would not be honest about their feelings for fear that the findings would somehow come back to hurt them. The Bogardus Social Distance Scale is another means by which sociologists gather information to calculate prejudice. In this test, people are asked how willing they would be to interact with various racial and ethnic groups in......

Words: 286 - Pages: 2

Implicit Association Test

...regular people just like myself who happen to like something I don’t. Their sexual or intimate lives has nothing to do with mine so why go out of my way to be a nasty person or pass judgement when im not all the way right with things I do in everyday life. When I took the test my result was I had an automatic preference to straight people and I have to disagree with those results because I don’t care at all what your sexual preference is. That is their business. I believe I scored this way only because I was kind of slow responding and made some mistakes at some points but not because I was relating any of the words to the gay and straight words. I just made a simple mistake a couple of times. I don’t think a test, especially a test like that can measure what I prefer more or who I prefer more. I believe love has no color, gender, or age. Im very open minded. I also don’t agree that prejudice is measured accurately because know one knows what my thoughts inside my head until Im truly honest and voice them and that is with everyone. Some people are friendly when your around and horrible when their with “their” friends. You could be seeing two different people and not even know it and I don’t believe any test can tell that unless you take a polygragh or something similar to that....

Words: 314 - Pages: 2

Implicit Association Test

...Implicit Association Test Gina Pylka ETH/125 October 27, 2013 Constance Dolecki Implicit Association Test I found taking a couple of the tests on the IAT homepage interesting. The test I took said I had an automatic preference for young compared to old. I found the results something to think about. I would of said I had no known preference. In examining our own prejudices I think we automatically respond in terms of race and ethnic backgrounds. There are so many other areas in life where our prejudices surface. My understanding of prejudice is a negative attitude towards an entire group of people. By this simple explanation after taking this test it becomes clear to me that without even realizing it there is a prejudice because I prefer one group to another. This being the case for most of us I will assume for right now. I would have to say that prejudice would be difficult to measure. Some prejudice is very clear and directly out in the open. Some examples would be in how we respond to other’s because of the where they live or how they dress. Jumping to conclusions about someone without getting to know them is such a loss for everybody involved I personally feel. What has come clear to me in this weeks assignments is that no matter how hard we try I think we are always prejudice against others. The lines aren’t always clear when it comes to how we approach or avoid people as we go about own individual lives. Boundaries can shift as things happen to us or around......

Words: 322 - Pages: 2

Individual – Implicit Association Test

...Individual – Implicit Association Test Complete the Harvard-hosted Implicit Association Test (IAT) using the following instructions. Each test you choose to take should take about 10 minutes to complete. * Navigate to the Project Implicit® home page at http://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/ and click Demonstration. * At the IAT home page, click on Go to the Demonstration Tests. * At the Preliminary Information page, read the disclaimer and click on I wish to proceed. You will be prompted to select a test. Take any of the IAT tests that interest you.  Write a 150- to 300-word response to the following questions. * Do you agree with the results of your  IAT. * If you are comfortable sharing, what was the result of your IAT? If you are not comfortable sharing, what was your impression of the IAT? * Do you agree or disagree with the result? * Do you think that the results are valid for you? Explain why or why not. * In your opinion, is prejudice easy or difficult to measure accurately? Why? Male with Science and Female with Liberal Arts compared to Female with Science and male with Liberal Arts is the Implicit Association Test (IAT) chosen for this assignment. The results acquired suggest a strong association of the topic, the ability to distinguish the association between the Male and Science and the Female with Liberal Arts. I would have to agree with the feedback received from the IAT; identifying the connection between Female and......

Words: 352 - Pages: 2

Implicit Association Test

...Implicit Association Test Weight Implicit Association Test measures the ability to distinguish the difference between people who are obese and people who are thin. It often reveals an automatic preference for thin people over fat people. I choose this test as I believe that weight is often judged incorrectly. Society tells the public that thin is beautiful through movies, television, magazines, and mass media. Skinny people are often branded as conceited, vain, mean, and superficial; heavy people are often branded as lazy, slow, undisciplined, and caring. Just as race and ethnicity are subjects of prejudice, weight is also a topic for prejudice as well. The results I received were not what I expected considering my own personal views about this subject. My result was that I have a strong implicit preference for thin people compared to fat people. I do not agree with this result as I believe that had the test be given in the opposite order that my result would be varied. I began to associate the genre of people with the key to which it was originally assigned and when the test had the terms and keys switched I believe that it had a direct impact on the result that was presented. Prejudice is difficult to measure; however, I believe that sometimes the subconscious can overthrow what the conscious mind. Everyone is different and just like aptitude and intelligence tests I do not believe that prejudice can be accurately measured for everyone based on the same questions. I......

Words: 281 - Pages: 2

The Effects of Socialization on Attitudes Regarding Homosexuality in Relation to the Implicit Associations Test

...The Effects of Socialization on Attitudes Regarding Homosexuality in Relation to the Implicit Associations Test Elaina Lucido Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Indiana University Bloomington Abstract In this study, I investigated whether explicit measures of personal attitudes regarding homosexuality are correlated with implicit measures of personal preference between heterosexuality and homosexuality. Participants were first given a self-report survey in order to gauge their explicit attitudes or prejudices in regards to homosexuals in society. Then, a Sexuality IAT was administered in order to test for a suggested implicit preference for Straight over Gay or vice versa. Overall average scores on the Sexuality IAT revealed implicit preferences for heterosexuality over homosexuality. When the explicit and implicit measures were paired together, correlation analysis revealed that there was no statistically significant correlation between the two. The Effects of Socialization on Attitudes Regarding Homosexuality in Relation to the Implicit Associations Test Attitudes and behaviors towards homosexuality are usually attributed to the moral standings, values, upbringing, and personal experiences of an individual. Opinions regarding the acceptance of homosexuality in America have changed drastically within the past decade partly due to an increased population of younger generations and open homosexuals within the United States. Dimock, et......

Words: 3484 - Pages: 14

Havard Referencing Guide

...documents are: • Author (person or organization), editor or compiler. • Year of the most recent version. If date of origin is not given, write 'n.d' (no date). • Title (should be on the first page of the document) • Version number (if applicable) • Description of document (if applicable) • Name and place of the sponsor of the source • Viewed Day Month Year • . Examples Anderson, J (Minister for Transport and Regional Services) 2000, CASA approves avgas contamination test, media release, 23 January, Department of Transport and Regional Services, Canberra, viewed 7 February 2000, . AWB Limited 2006a, AWB and the single desk, AWB Limited, Melbourne, Victoria, viewed 1 June 2006, . 11 Harvard Referencing Guide ------- 2006b, Inquiry into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program - statement from the Board of AWB Limited, AWB Limited, Melbourne, Victoria, viewed 1 June 2006, . Florek, S 2003, Megafauna extinction: patterns of extinction, fact sheet, Australian Museum, Sydney, viewed 14 June 2008, . Wright, S n.d., Open area test site (OATS) development, undergraduate project, University of Southern Queeensland, Toowoomba, viewed 27 March 2007, . Web document (no author) Title Year, version number (if applicable), description of document (if applicable), name and place of the sponsor of the source, viewed Day Month Year, . Example: Educating America for the 21st century: developing a strategic plan for educational leadership by Columbia University 1993-2000(initial workshop......

Words: 6349 - Pages: 26

Eth 125 Week 2 Implicit Association Test

...In this archive file of ETH 125 Entire Course you will find the next documents: ETH-125 Entire Course 2014 Latest Version A+ Study Guide.doc ETH-125 Week 1 Appendix A.docx ETH-125 Week 1 DQ 1.doc ETH-125 Week 1 DQ 2.doc ETH-125 Week 1 DQ 3.doc ETH-125 Week 2 DQ 1.doc ETH-125 Week 2 DQ 2.doc ETH-125 Week 2 Implicit Association Test.docx ETH-125 Week 3 Appendix C.doc ETH-125 Week 3 DQ 1.doc ETH-125 Week 3 DQ 2.doc ETH-125 Week 3 DQ 3.doc ETH-125 Week 3 Individual Who Am I Presentation.ppt ETH-125 Week 4 Appendix D Modified and Chapter 4 Quiz.doc ETH-125 Week 4 Appendix D.doc ETH-125 Week 4 DQ 1.doc ETH-125 Week 4 DQ 2.doc ETH-125 Week 4 DQ 3.doc ETH-125 Week 4 DQ 4.doc ETH-125 Week 5 Appendix E.doc ETH-125 Week 5 DQ 1.doc ETH-125 Week 5 DQ 2.doc ETH-125 Week 5 DQ 3.doc ETH-125 Week 5 Historical Report on Race.docx ETH-125 Week 6 Appendix F Modified.doc ETH-125 Week 6 Appendix F.doc ETH-125 Week 6 DQ 1.doc ETH-125 Week 6 DQ 2.doc ETH-125 Week 6 DQ 3.doc ETH-125 Week 6 DQ 4.doc ETH-125 Week 7 Appendix G Modified.doc ETH-125 Week 7 Appendix G.doc ETH-125 Week 7 Appendix H Modified.doc ETH-125 Week 7 Appendix H.doc ETH-125 Week 7 DQ 1.doc ETH-125 Week 7 DQ 2.doc ETH-125 Week 8 Appendix I Modified.doc ETH-125 Week 8 Appendix I.doc ETH-125 Week 8 DQ 1.doc ETH-125 Week 8 DQ 2.doc ETH-125 Week 8 DQ 3.doc ETH-125......

Words: 468 - Pages: 2

Implicit Association Test

...sharing, what was the result of your IAT? If you are not comfortable sharing, what was your impression of the IAT? * Do you agree or disagree with the result? * Do you think that the results are valid for you? Explain why or why not. * In your opinion, is prejudice easy or difficult to measure accurately? Why? I found the results of the AI quite interesting. I felt as though it gave a general overview based on our mental and subconscious feelings about certain situations and areas. For example, the first test indicated that I strongly favored men and science. I don’t believe that’s a complete assessment but the sorting seemed a bit more catered to the result. I can only agree with the result based on how the test was structured. For example, the first test asked me to identify arts versus science categories. Then male against female names. There were a few names that could’ve gone both ways. I think the test analyses our tendencies toward certain categories. When I look at the results, I don’t feel as though they’re valid for me. I think that it just shows how we see the connection between certain things. I think is valid for how we accept the world or generally feel about the world. When I look at prejudice, I think its difficult to measure most of the time. As with most things, there’s many moving parts and many circumstances that motivate our thinking towards prejudice at certain times. I may not have a particular prejudice when......

Words: 305 - Pages: 2

Implicit Association Paper

...Sean C Scott Implicit Association Test University of Phoenix Implicit Association Test The Implicit Association Test’s (IAT) that participated in were the one on Race and another on Skin-Tone. I found both test’s to very interesting but lacked in my opinion the true questions needed to accurately determine a person’s preferences on the test topics. I think test should have gone a little deeper into how a person feels towards the opposite race based on common stereo types and misconceptions that usually bring out the true feeling about the opposite race rather it be positive or negative. As Far as the test reveling something about myself that I wasn’t aware of before in my opinion failed to do that because of the vagueness of the questions being asked. For example the final result page of the test suggesting me to having little to no preference between dark and light skinned people which in some cases could be true but failing to revile the true fact of my very strong preference towards light skinned woman to a dark skinned woman. I think the test should have asked some question on the bases of gender to determine if that really played an important role in discovering hidden biases towards male or female when it came to skin-tone. In my opinion I think part of our biases come from the way we were brought up as children from pass experiences and cultures of our parents and family that influenced our......

Words: 466 - Pages: 2

Test

..."Sustaining and transferring excellence", Measuring Business Excellence, Vol. 6 Iss 3 pp. 20 - 30 Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13683040210441959 Downloaded on: 16 October 2015, At: 16:13 (PT) References: this document contains references to 10 other documents. To copy this document: permissions@emeraldinsight.com The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 1354 times since 2006* Downloaded by Anglia Ruskin University At 16:13 16 October 2015 (PT) Users who downloaded this article also downloaded: Masood Abdulla Badri, Hassan Selim, Khaled Alshare, Elizabeth E. Grandon, Hassan Younis, Mohammed Abdulla, (2006),"The Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence Framework: Empirical test and validation", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 23 Iss 9 pp. 1118-1157 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02656710610704249 Tito A. Conti, (2007),"A history and review of the European Quality Award Model", The TQM Magazine, Vol. 19 Iss 2 pp. 112-128 http:// dx.doi.org/10.1108/09544780710729962 S. Wongrassamee, J.E.L. Simmons, P.D. Gardiner, (2003),"Performance measurement tools: the Balanced Scorecard and the EFQM Excellence Model", Measuring Business Excellence, Vol. 7 Iss 1 pp. 14-29 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13683040310466690 Access to this document was granted through an Emerald subscription provided by emerald-srm:408572 [] For Authors If you would like to write for this, or any other Emerald......

Words: 6716 - Pages: 27

Test

...Quantitative research methods in educational planning Series editor: Kenneth N.Ross Module John Izard 6 Overview of test construction UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning Quantitative research methods in educational planning These modules were prepared by IIEP staff and consultants to be used in training workshops presented for the National Research Coordinators who are responsible for the educational policy research programme conducted by the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ). The publication is available from the following two Internet Websites: http://www.sacmeq.org and http://www.unesco.org/iiep. International Institute for Educational Planning/UNESCO 7-9 rue Eugène-Delacroix, 75116 Paris, France Tel: (33 1) 45 03 77 00 Fax: (33 1 ) 40 72 83 66 e-mail: information@iiep.unesco.org IIEP web site: http://www.unesco.org/iiep September 2005 © UNESCO The designations employed and the presentation of material throughout the publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNESCO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning its frontiers or boundaries. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means: electronic, magnetic tape, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without......

Words: 13966 - Pages: 56

Homework #2 Implicit Association Test

...Florida International University MAR 4503 Consumer Behavior Fall 2015, Section U01 Dr. Jayati Sinha Homework #2 Implicit Association Test October 12, 2015 (1) Describe your experience doing the demo test. What did you expect would happen? Did the results surprise you? Do you think the results are a valid measure of your implicit attitudes? Why or why not? In your answer, be sure to consider the issues raised in the FAQ page. I believe that in the domain of intergroup discrimination like race, age, and sexual orientation the Implicit Association Test does better than self-report at predicting behavior. I also understand that I may not say what's on my mind either because I am unwilling or because I am unable to do so. The unwilling-unable distinction is like the difference between purposely hiding something from others and unconsciously hiding something from myself. The Implicit Association Test makes it possible for me to penetrate both of these types of hiding. The Implicit Association Test measures implicit attitudes and beliefs that we are either unwilling or unable to report. (2) How could you use this technique to test consumer attitudes towards any brands? Would you expect the results to differ from explicit measures of attitudes? Why or why not? -Tapping consumer insights in such a way more appropriately captures the richness of consumers' perceptions, feelings, and attitudes toward a brand. -Allows for indirect measurement of......

Words: 264 - Pages: 2

Havard Case

...Zara and five other apparel retailing chains, continued a trajectory of rapid, profitable growth by posting net income of € 340 million on € revenues of € 3,250 million in its fiscal year 2001 (ending January 31, 2002). Inditex had had a heavily € oversubscribed Initial Public Offering in May 2001. Over the next 12 months, its stock price increased by nearly 50%—despite bearish stock market conditions—to push its market valuation to € 13.4 € billion. The high stock price made Inditex’s founder, Amancio Ortega, who had begun to work in the apparel trade as an errand boy half a century earlier, Spain’s richest man. However, it also implied a significant growth challenge. Based on one set of calculations, for example, 76% of the equity value implicit in Inditex’s stock price was based on expectations of future growth—higher than an estimated 69% for Wal-Mart or, for that matter, other high-performing retailers.1 The next section of this case briefly describes the structure of the global apparel chain, from producers to final customers. The section that follows profiles three of Inditex’s leading international competitors in apparel retailing: The Gap (U.S.), Hennes & Mauritz (Sweden), and Benetton (Italy). The rest of the case focuses on Inditex, particularly the business system and international expansion of the Zara chain that dominated its results. The Global Apparel Chain The global apparel chain had been characterized as a prototypical example of a buyer-driven global......

Words: 15358 - Pages: 62

Implicit Association Test

...Implicit Association Test Susan Whitebird ETH/125 April 15, 2012 Jamie Fox I took the Skin-tone IAT. The results of my test were light skin- dark skin. Strong 30%, moderate 27% and slight 10%. I believe that the test did not produce valid results for me. I do not care what the color a person’s skin is; it is what is on the inside that counts. We could all be the same color on the outside, but all of us have a difference in opinion and a way of thinking on the inside. I do not think some kind of test is going to tell certain people that they like light skin, compare to dark skin. Yes it is difficult to accurately measure prejudice. How can you measure prejudice, even before meeting someone, or having any knowledge about who they are? It is just like seeing someone for the first time and saying that they are a bad or good person. You do not know that just by the way the person looks, or talks, or what clothes they are wearing. How does a computer tell you any of that stuff? Other than the IAT test there is the Bogardus Social Distant Scale. This is a psychological testing scale to measure ones willingness to partake in social contacts. Social distance test is for telling the distance between different groups. Maybe they can hire someone, to do interviews all around the world. I still do not think any of the information would be right, because even today people do not always tell the truth. I thought that the test was interesting, and a little fun, in a...

Words: 280 - Pages: 2