I completed the African American – European American IAT and the Gender-Science Study. The results are below. I have “a strong association of Male with Science and Female with Liberal Arts compared to Female with Science and Male with Liberal Arts.”
I also have “a strong automatic preference for African American compared to European American.” About half of the Black respondents to this test show a pro-White bias. Is it more important to focus on changing the bias of African-American or European-Americans to affect change? Most efforts to combat racism focus on the attitudes and actions of European-Americans. Maybe the IAT is an important tool to help change the unconscious bias of African-Americans.
You have completed the African American – European American IAT.
Your data suggest a strong automatic preference for African American compared to European American.
Thank you for your participation. Just below is a breakdown of the scores generated by others. Most respondents find it easier to associate African American with Bad and European American with Good compared to the reverse.
Many of the questions that you answered on the previous page have been addressed in research over the last 10 years. For example, the order that you performed the response pairing is influential, but procedural corrections largely eliminate that influence (see FAQ #1). Each visitor to the site completes the task in a randomized order. If you would like to learn more about the IAT, please visit the FAQs and background information section.
You are welcome to try additional demonstration tasks, and we encourage you to register (easy) for the research site where you will gain access to studies about more than 100 topics about social groups, personality, pop culture, and more.
You have completed the Gender-Science Study
Thank you for participating.
Your result on the Implicit Association Test (IAT) is reported below
Your data suggest a strong association of Male with Science and Female with Liberal Arts compared to Female with Science and Male with Liberal Arts.
If your performance is described as ‘(slight, moderate, or strong) association of Science with Male and Liberal Arts with Female’ compared to the alternative pairings, it means you responded faster when Science and Male words were classified with the same key than when Liberal Arts and Male items shared a key. If your association was stronger for ‘Liberal Arts with Male/Science with Female’ you were faster when using the same key for Liberal Arts and Male items.
Just below is a breakdown of the scores generated by others. Most respondents find it easier to associate Male with Science and Female with Liberal Arts compared to the reverse. The order in which IAT components are administered (i.e., stereotypical category pairings first or second) can make a small difference in some IATs. Because of this order effect, the orders used for IATs presented on this website are assigned at random. In any summaries of data that we present, we make sure that half the test-takers got the A-then-B order and the other half got the B-then-A order. Order has only a minimal influence on task performance.
Researchers are just beginning to learn how implicit gender-science and gender-math associations develop and relate to behavior. We have found that women who identify themselves with math-science domains tend to have weaker stereotypical associations than women who are not math-science-identified, while men show the opposite pattern. A recent study of college women enrolled in calculus found that those with stronger implicit associations of math-as-male at the beginning of the semester, coupled with a relatively strong female gender identification, achieved lower final grades, even after taking into account their previous achievement.
Our laboratory is engaged in a long-term project, The Full Potential Initiative, following the development of implicit academic attitudes and their effects among teenagers, their teachers and parents. Funded by the National Science Foundation (REC-0634041), we’re cooperating with various middle and high schools around the country to identify factors associated with change in implicit attitudes and resiliency in the face of academic challenge.
If you have any questions about this study, please contact the primary investigator, Fred Smyth (email@example.com).
The gender-science study is one of approximately 100 studies currently on the Project Implicit Research Site to which you can be randomly assigned. You are welcome to complete as many sessions as you wish, and every session will involve a different topic. Some will be topics you have thought about many times, others might be new or unusual topics that you have not considered before. Just return to the login page and enter your email address to start again.
If you have unanswered general questions about the study, please review background information about this research and follow the links to the questions of specific interest to you. Thanks again for your participation.