Personal Bias Assessment

If you are on this planet you have prejudices and biases. It is part of the human condition. Prejudices and biases can be destructive to the self and to others. To change it is first necessary to develop an awareness of these biases. Project Implicit is collaboration among researchers at seven educational institutions. Its goal is to objectively measure different biases in individuals.

This screening device is called the "Implicit Association Test." It measures the strength of associations between concepts (e.g. Skin Color, Obesity, and Racism) and evaluations (e.g. Good, Bad). These evaluations often occur outside of our conscious awareness. These biases or implicit associations can affect behavior. Implicit associations have been shown to be related to discrimination in hiring and promotion, medical treatment, and decisions related to criminal justice.

To explore your personal biases go to . If you do not want to register, under "Social Attitudes," click to enter as a guest. If you plan to return to this site you may want to register to save some of your background information for future log-ins. Follow the instructions, and take as many of the tests as you would like. Each test takes about 20 minutes to complete. You will be given the results following a test.

Since race bias is a major issue in our society you may want to begin with the Race IAT test.

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