Implicit Association Test

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Implicit Association Test
Jason Garner
ETH/125
04/29/2012
HELENE HUTCHINS

Implicit Association Test
* If you are comfortable sharing, what was the result of your IAT? *
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I do for the most part feel comfortable sharing my results, but I do feel a little uncomfortable as well because I was a little surprised by my results. According to the Test I have a slight automatic preference for European American compared to African American. I don’t know if that is true because I don’t think that I think that way, but maybe it is possible to have a slight automatic preference without realizing it, as if I do it subconsciously. Here is a screen shot of my results,

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* I hope that you are able to read this because I found it to be both very interesting and surprising at the same time. After taking this test, I am left to wonder if most people have a slight automatic preference for some races over others or if I am in the minority in that category. *

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Do you agree or disagree with the result?
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* I am not sure if I agree or disagree with the results of the test. I have always considered myself to be a person who has no prejudice in my heart and that I looked at every race the same way. It shames me to admit that a few years ago when I was driving a cab for almost a year, blacks were in general the worst tippers and many did not tip at all which over time did cause me to stereotype blacks as being lousy tippers. I have talked to a few servers in restaurants about it and most of them say the same thing. The blacks the rode in my cab were no more rude or polite than anyone else, so I never hated them, I just got to the point that I did not want to pick them up anymore because I felt they would not tip me no matter what I did. I know that was a bad way of thinking and I don’t think that way anymore, or so I thought until I got the results of this test. On the other hand the biggest tip I ever got was from a black man. I don’t...
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