Assess Your Hidden Bias with the IAT
If you’re up for the challenge, you can join the millions of people who’ve taken part in the Implicit Association Test since its inception in the mid-1990’s.
The IAT was created by Project Implicit—an international collaboration between researchers interested in implicit social cognition, based out of Harvard University. The IAT currently consists of about 20 different tests that assess bias from a wide variety of categories.
I chose the Black/White Race Test. It took me about 20 minutes total to take the actual test, then answer some demographic questions about myself, then read my results. I’d like to complete more assessments when I have the time!
I would love to hear from any of you: Which test did you take? What did you think of your results? Did you agree they were an accurate reflection of your personal thoughts and feelings? Did you discover anything new about yourself? Please share in the comments below.
PS: If you’d like to learn more about the history of Project Implicit and the work they’ve done, you can read an interview with one of its founders here.