Implicit Association Test

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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?

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 it comes to race but I do know that they’re some places that I leave my car unlocked and others where I…...

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