PSY-362 Week 3 Assignment 1: Implicit Association Test (IAT)

The Implicit Association Test (IAT) is a popular and respected method for measuring implicit attitudes and beliefs. In this exercise, you are to try an IAT (one on racial bias and one on gender bias) for yourself. There are many possible tests available at the Project Implicit website; however, tests named “Racial Bias Black/White Adults” and “Gender Bias” will be the most pertinent to this week’s topic.

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Write an essay of 250-500-words on your experience with the Implicit Association Test (IAT), located on the Project Implicit website; see the attached document under the assignment tab for further directions. Include the following:

  1. Describe why you selected the first test you took.
  2. Describe the outcome of the test.
  3. Explain if you think the test is valid. Why or why not?
  4. If you took another test, explain why you decided to try another and the outcome of that test.

APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is always expected. For all assignment delivery options, documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Course: PSY-362 Social Psychology and Cultural Applications
School: Grand Canyon University

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