You may wish to read more about and actually take the online Implicit Association Test. If so, check out this link to UnderstandingPrejudice.org. You can also read a bit about it on pages 128-9 in your textbook.
Comments are welcome! Please post — here are some questions to help you get thinking:
- Do you think your IAT is accurate? Why or why not?
- What do you think about the method of the research?
- What other areas besides race and gender would be interesting to examine through an IAT?
Other Interesting Links:
How “The Hidden Brain” Does the Thinking For Us: radio story about unconscious thought, including kids with prejudice
“A Class Divided”: documentary about Jane Elliot’s classic experiment where she separated her class into Brown Eyes and Blue Eyes
“How Racist Are You?“: documentary video with Jane Elliott taking her techniques to the UK.