Unit 1 Activity 1 Implicit Bias

Take the “Common Beliefs Survey

Don’t put any thought into your selection--just respond according to your gut. Provide rationale for your selection. Once you have completed the survey, read through the discussion prompts, comparing to your answers from the survey.

Once you have finished, reflect on the following:

  • Did your results surprise you? Why or why not?

Next, visit Project Implicit.  Register for a free account and select one of the following tests from the 'Take A Test' link:

  • Sexuality IAT

  • Skin Tone IAT

  • Disability IAT

  • Race IAT

  • Arab/Muslim IAT

  • Asian IAT

  • Native IAT

Once you’ve completed the test, reflect on the following:

  • Which test did you choose and why?

  • Did your results surprise you? Why or why not?

  • In what ways could this test be an accurate predictor of your personal bias?

  • In what ways could this test be an inaccurate predictor of your personal bias?

Please record your short, but thoughtful answers in the Google Doc you created in “Getting Started.”