Harvard-Hosted Implicit Association Test (IAT)

Harvard-Hosted Implicit Association Test (IAT) - two...

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My data suggest a strong automatic preference for European American compared to African American. I believe this test produced valid results in my case. In my opinion, it is hard to accurately measure prejudice. I say this because everyone has their own beliefs and their own reasoning behind that belief. Example of this would be, in one corner you could have someone who was brought up to be prejudice against another race, and in the other corner you may have someone who is prejudice because of the experience they had with that race. I believe it is almost impossible to accurately measure these two very different people’s prejudice against another race. Going further in these
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Unformatted text preview: two peoples story, person B grew up in an area where they were a minority and was treated like an outcast. While person A just believed his race was superior to the other race. Can one honestly say they can accurately measure each of their prejudice in a fair way without being biased, and can one guarantee that everyone will be honest with their story and their belief? Other measurements sociologists utilize to calculate prejudices are The Bogardus Scale, Measurement Advances, and Contemporary Measurement Tools. ( source of information http://www.ehow.com/about_6170664_measurements-used-calculate-prejudice.html )...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2012 for the course INFORMATIO IT/205 taught by Professor Dr.reginahenry during the Winter '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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