Tuesday, February 01, 2005

How prejudice are you?

This site is sort of interesting. I heard about it from on my favoriate blogs 3 Quarks Daily . It's an on-line test of your unconscious bias for or against groups of people. It's basically a categorization task...you have to judge whether a picture belongs to a person of a certain group while at the same time judging whether a word is positive or negative.

Having done it, there are all sorts of experimental problems with the on-line study, but i'm guessing the on-line version is just a demo. That said, it's pretty cool. You can see how much you hate women, blacks, gays, the elderly, etc...I haven't done all the tests, but apparently i have a slight bias against older people. Who knew.

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