Check Your Hidden Biases
What’s your unconscious biases toward … Asians … Gays …
Overweight …. Muslims …. Blacks …. Disabled …. Others?
Find out — Take the “Project Implicit” Bias Test
Brian Nosek - University of Virginia
Mahzarin R. Banaji – Harvard University
Tony Greenwald – University of Washington
Visitors can discover their own hidden and unconscious biases.
It’s an online test that takes about 10 minutes to complete.
The goal is “to examine thoughts and feelings that exist either outside of conscious awareness or outside of conscious control.”
If you choose the race test, for example ….
The test starts by asking you about your race, and any biases that you may possess – for example, asking you about your feelings and preferences towards white and black people.
Then, you’re shown a series of pictures of white / black faces and good/ bad words. You need to then associate those pictures and words with white/ black and good / bad on the right and left of your screen.
As the test progresses, words will get swapped around, for example, putting “white people” and “bad words” on the same side and vice versa.
The idea is that if this becomes tricky, it might mean you have a preference for one race or the other.
At the end, you get some interesting perspective on what preferences you might have based on how you answered the questions.
TO TAKE THE TEST, START HERE: https://implicit.harvard.edu/