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I completed the weight IAT. I must say that I must agree with results it gave me. To be honest, I was not surprised by the results, for I claim to know myself very well. That being said, before I even attempted to perform the test, I knew which side of the spectrum I was going to end up. I tried different Implicit association test to see if one could catch me off-guard, but I was not surprised by any of the test I undertook. The other test I took were weapons and gender-career. I see no reason to shy behind my results of the IAT, but I will only reveal the last one I took, which was the weight association test. According to my results the test suggested a strong automatic preference for Thin People compared to Fat People. In other words, I see being Fat as something negative while being thin is positive; which makes sense considering the environment I was raised. In elementary and up to and beyond highschool, the fat kids were always teased, beaten and criticized for their “extra” weight. Anyone, who grow up with those standards to go on, are going to have some prejudice towards heavier set individuals. I can not think of a single person I know who would not have scored a similar result had they had been subjugated to the same beliefs system as I was in my k-12 years. Unless, of course the person finds heavy set individuals appealing or has a close friends or family member who is that affliction. I can not say with complete confidence if these results closely resemble my own beliefs as of today. I can understand how someone who was brought up with a negative of heavy set people could have some lingering prejudice, but I believe as we grow, we develop our own beliefs independent of our upbringing and cultural standards. Furthermore, that is why I do not believe that the results are valid for me as of today. Is prejudice easy…...

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