Test Yourself for Hidden Bias
Have you seen or experienced the Implicit Association Test?
The following is from Tolerance.org
, which has a nice page explaining the test, and a tutorial you can take afterwards to help you figure out what is going on inside your own mind.
Check it out here
From the site:
Recent scientific research has demonstrated that biases thought to be absent or extinguished remain as "mental residue" in most of us.
Studies show people can be consciously committed to egalitarianism, and deliberately work to behave without prejudice, yet still possess hidden negative prejudices or stereotypes.
So even though we believe we see and treat people as equals, hidden biases may still influence our perceptions and actions.
Psychologists at Harvard, the University of Virginia and the University of Washington created "Project Implicit" to develop Hidden Bias Tests — called Implicit Association Tests, or IATs, in the academic world — to measure unconscious bias. ... MORE