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Psych 101 Implicit vs. Explicit Feelings Implicit Association Tests, IATs, are a series of tests and studies that are done for research at Harvard University, University of Virginia, and University of Washington. The purpose of these tests is to examine the thoughts and feelings that the participant may be aware or unaware of. I have never before heard of IATs, but when I first read the background information, I thought, "Hey that's a great idea for a psych study!" Last year I took a sociology class, and we had to participate in a few surveys, and study the results of many as well. I always questioned the results, because if people know they are being tested, they could forge the answers; no one knows how truthful you actually are. The introduction to the research explained that when proposed a question, you can either deliberately deny it, or implicitly deny something. This is so true! Some people don't realize things about themselves, including the way they perceive things and how they
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