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Implicit Association Test Assignment
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Implicit Biases

How to Cite

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


This assignment encourages students to evaluate race as a systemic social problem in American society and, most importantly, to understand how it influences them throughout their daily lives. Students take the Implicit Association Test (IAT), which measures favorability of a racial category and measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling...

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Subject Area(s):
Racial and Ethnic Relations
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Class Level(s):
Any Level
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Usage Notes

(1) Although the assignment allows students to choose which test to take, we suggest that instructors limit the options based on the demographic make-up of the school and region/city. For instance, because Birmingham Alabama has a large African American population, we decided to allow students to choose between the "race" test and the "skin tone" test....

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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Show students their own implicit bias.
  2. Increase understanding of micro and macro level implications of implicit biases.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Whether or not they took the test. They will not be able to write a paper without taking the test online.
  2. Graded paper.

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