IAT Runthrough

Gender Implicit Association Test:

Hi, this is the runthrough to give you a rough idea on what happened…


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[Slide 3 ]:

I suspect that the bias is here and actually getting this 100% shows the hight of bias- female and family? Really? Male and career?? Plus the idea you can get it wrong by clicking the other.

[Slide 4, useless brain mush]: Never mind they may actually be checking for bias the fair way?

[Slide 5, same as 4]: Yep definitely checking

[Slide 7]: Results: I made a couple mistakes not with women and work, but with men and laundry or garden; perhaps because I am female so it was easier to be like- yes, work, profession, briefcase.

“The implicit-association test (IAT) is a measure within social psychology designed to detect the strength of a person’s automatic association between mental representations of objects (concepts) in memory. The IAT was introduced in the scientific literature in 1998 by Anthony Greenwald, Debbie McGhee, Joyce Sherry, and Jordan Schwartz.[1] The IAT is now widely used in social psychology research and is used to some extent in clinical,cognitive, and developmental psychology research. Although some controversy still exists regarding the IAT and what it measures, much research into its validity and psychometric properties has been conducted since its introduction into the literature.” (From the Wikipedia article, introducing broadly what an IAT is).

Here is the article which outlines the context, procedure, types of IAT and the theoretical interpretation of the results.

So, I hope that helped/informed you in some way of what an IAT is like, or how this IAT series of tests is being run (for research). Though I hope I’m not skewering the results by mentioning it before applicants apply . And possibly how you are/are not biased (in some aspects).

I now am aware so I can be more careful about how I treat or perceive others/their actions/behaviour. Kind of like when studying a piece of literature in English Lit and you know the narrator is biased.

(I love this new button. Incase you hadn’t got that.)




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