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Implicit Association Implicit Association Test Tabitha Neufind ETH 125 April 25, 2010 Amy L. Williams 1
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Implicit Association Implicit Association Test (IAT) The IAT test that I took was the test on skin-tone. The results of my test suggests that I have a strong automatic preference for Light Skin compared to Dark Skin. This result is the same as 27% of people who also took this same test. I would say that this test did produce a result that is valid with my beliefs and preferences. In my opinion it is very difficult to accurately measure prejudice because not everyone has the same prejudices or even the same definition. There are going to be groups of people who look at situations from one view point and then there are going to be others who see it completely different. I also think that prejudices that a person has have also to do with their experiences, the way that one was brought up, and one's morals and values. There is no real way in order to accurately measure prejudice. There have
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Unformatted text preview: been scales developed like the "Bogardus Scale" (Schaefer, 2006) which is used to measure social distance. This scale asks people questions about how "willing they would be to interact with various racial and ethnic groups in specified social situations" (Schaefer, 2006). The use of these scales has helped scientists reach "a tentative conclusion that we can draw from these studies is that the extent of prejudice is decreasing" (Schaefer, 2006). Prejudice is something that I believe will always exist. The way one is raised, their beliefs, and experiences are what shape the prejudices that an individual may or may not have. Keeping an open mind and forming your own decisions is more important than giving in and going with societal ideas of prejudice. 2 Implicit Association References Schaefer, R.T. (2006). Racial and ethnic groups (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. . 3...
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