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Gender Implicit Association Test Assignment
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Implicit Biases

How to Cite

Simoni, Zachary, and Adrienne Milner. 2014. “Gender Implicit Association Test Assignment”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, December. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This assignment encourages students to re-evaluate gender inequality in American society and understand how gender stereotypes influence their daily lives. Students take the Implicit Association Test (IAT), which measures adherence to gender stereotypes and measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. Once students have...

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Subject Area(s):
Sex and Gender
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Class Level(s):
Any Level
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Usage Notes

1. Make sure that the students take the "career" test as there are multiple tests on the site which may yield different results.
2. The IAT is currently developing an app. Once the app is developed we suggest having students take the test on their smart phones (assuming they have them) in order to increase reliability among students.
3. Although...

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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. To understand how implicit biases influence their thoughts and behavior.
  2. To critically evaluate gender inequality as a social problem in American society.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Take the IAT test.
  2. Graded paper.

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