Wednesday, March 19, 2008

i dare you

harvard has put together 5 "implicit attitude" tests - quick tests of our unconscious attitudes & prejudices. i have done the tests for gender bias, race bias and nationality (canada v. usa) ... and it's fascinating. the tests are quick, simple and (i felt) fairly accurate. take 5 or 6 minutes, if you're brave enough to find out what you don't even know you think.

4 comments:

Angela said...

Small world - Kristina Olson, from the Harvard Lab, and I worked together in the same lab when we were in college. The implicit social attitudes test is one of the coolest things social psychologists have come up with in the last decade or so.

Anonymous said...

Brave to let other people tell you what you think? Perhaps there is a better adjective.

rachel said...

no one is telling you what you think - try it and see.

Marilyn said...

I took them all - a slow afternoon and came out with no difference in any of them except a slight preference for African American ...which is my compassion button I think