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Measuring Implicit Attitudes

Posted on November 28, 2009

From University of Washington News * * * Study supports validity of test that indicates widespread unconscious bias In the decade since the Implicit Association Test was introduced, its most surprising and controversial finding is its indication that about 70 percent of those who took a version of the test that measures racial attitudes have […]

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Gender Images and Implicit Attitudes

Posted on April 27, 2008

A new study from three social psychologists at the University of Granada in Spain examines how our minds categorize implicit attitudes about the two genders. Soledad de Lemus Martín, Miguel Moya Morales, and Juan Lupiáñez Castillo studied how an image of man connects to implicit attitudes relating to competence, while an image of a woman […]

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The Implicit Party of “Independent” Voters

Posted on February 22, 2013

This post,  written by Carlee Beth Hawkins about her work with Situationist Contributor Brian Nosek, was recently published on the SPSP Blog. Voters sometimes cross party lines, but not very often:  In U.S. elections, for example, people who label themselves Democrats usually vote for the Democratic candidate and Republicans vote Republican. The recent 2012 election  […]

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Implicit Bias in the Law Conference – This Thursday

Posted on June 12, 2012

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 9:00 AM Location: Austin Hall, Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School Address: 1515 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA Presenters include Situationist Contributors Mahzarin Banaji, Jon Hanson, Jerry Kang. From the conference web page: “Despite cultural progress in reducing overt acts of racism, stark racial disparities continue to define American life. This conference […]

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Implicit Bias Conference at HLS – More Details Soon

Posted on May 24, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012, 9:00 AM Austin Hall, Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School 1515 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA< Despite cultural progress in reducing overt acts of racism, stark racial disparities continue to define American life. This conference considers what emerging social science can contribute to the discussion of race in American law, policy, and society. […]

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Implicit Bias in the Courtroom

Posted on March 30, 2012

Situationist Contributor Jerry Kang and his numerous co-authors, Mark Bennett, Devon Carbado, Pamela Casey, Nilanjana Dasgupta, David Faigman, Rachel Godsil, Anthony Greenwald, Justin Levinson, and Jennifer Mnookin, have just posted their important paper, “Implicit Bias in the Courtroom” (forthcoming UCLA Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 5, 2012) on SSRN.  Here’s the abstract: Given the substantial […]

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Implicit Juror Bias

Posted on November 1, 2011

Anna Roberts posted her article, “(Re)Forming the Jury: Detection and Disinfection of Implicit Juror Bias” (Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 44, 2012) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract. * * * This Article investigates whether one of the most intractable problems in trial procedure can be ameliorated through the use of one of the most striking […]

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Policy Implications of Implicit Social Cognition

Posted on August 4, 2011

Situationist Contributor Brian Nosek and Rachel Riskind recently posted their paper, “Policy Implications of Implicit Social Cognition” on SSRN.  Here is the abstract. * * * Basic research in implicit social cognition demonstrates that thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness or conscious control can influence perception, judgment and action. Implicit measures reveal that people […]

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Unconscious Racial Attitudes

Posted on April 22, 2011

David Kairys posted his article, titled “Unconscious Racism” (forthcoming Temple Law Review, Vol. 83, 2011) on SSRN.  Here’s the abstract. * * * This article is the introduction to a law review symposium on unconscious racism and social science and statistical evidence of bias as bases for race discrimination claims, focusing concretely on discrimination in […]

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The Implicit Situation of Love

Posted on August 16, 2010

Earlier this month, Anthony Greenwald, one of the pioneers in IAT research, posted on Scientific American.  Here is how his piece, titled “I Love Him, I Love Him Not” began. * * * Over a decade ago, I devised a test for detecting attitudes and biases operating below the level of a person’s awareness. Known […]

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Race and Implicit American-ness

Posted on February 8, 2010

In case you missed it, here is a worthwhile CNN International interview of Thierry Devos and Debbie Ma about their study, titled “Is Barack Obama American Enough to Be the Next President?: The Role of Ethnicity and National Identity in American Politics” (pdf  here).  The study’s introduction is as follows. * * * Recent research […]

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Implicit Associations on Oprah

Posted on January 4, 2010

Oprah, Malcolm Gladwell, and Dr. Anthony Greenwald discuss the race-based Implicit Association Test and why some people show an unconscious bias in favor of White people over Black people. * * * * * * For a sample of related Situationist posts, see “Measuring Implicit Attitudes,” “What Are the Legal Implications of Implicit Biases?,” “Confronting the Backlash […]

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Racial Attitudes in the Presidential Race

Posted on November 29, 2009

From Project Implicit Blog: An article by Project Implicit researchers published this month in Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy reports evidence that both implicit and explicit race attitudes were related to intended vote in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. 1,057 registered voters completed a study conducted at Project Implicit’s research website during the […]

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MSNBC Report on Implicit Associations

Posted on August 4, 2009

Here’s a ten-minute MSNBC segment on IAT test, in which Tony Greenwald attempts to shed light on the test results of two commentators on MSNBC’s Morning Meeting. To read a sample of related Situationist posts, see “Mispredicting Our Reactions to Racism,” “Banaji & Greenwald on Edge – Part IV,” “Mahzarin Banaji’s Situation,” “The Situation of  Situationist – […]

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Confronting the Backlash against Implicit Bias

Posted on May 22, 2009

Below you will find some excerpts from an important paper by Situationist Contributor John T. Jost and six distinguished co-authors (Laurie A. Rudman, Irene V. Blair, Dana R. Carney, Nilanjana Dasgupta, Jack Glaser, Curtis D. Hardin).  The paper is titled “The Existence of Implicit Bias is Beyond Reasonable Doubt:  A Refutation of Ideological and Methodological […]

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Patricia Devine on Resisting Implicit Associations

Posted on September 4, 2008

Nicole Fritz has a nice article summarizing research of Patricia Devine, a University of Wisconsin-Madison psychology professor. Here’s a sample. * * * It is a question on many Americans’ minds: Is the United States ready for a black president, or will deep-rooted and even unconscious prejudices show at the polls? For Patricia Devine, . […]

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Implicit Associations in the 2008 Presidential Election

Posted on March 24, 2008

Gregory Scott Parks and Jeffrey J. Rachlinski have posted a new paper, “Unconscious Bias in the 2008 Presidential Election,” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The 2008 presidential campaign and election will be historic. It marks the first time a Black person (Barack Obama) and a woman (Hillary Clinton) have a real chance at winning […]

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Implicit Bias and Strawmen

Posted on March 2, 2007

By now, many folks are familiar with the implicit social cognition work of Anthony Greenwald and Situationist contributors Mahzarin Banaji and Brian Nosek. The concept of “implicit bias”, which can be measured by reaction time instruments such as the implicit association test (IAT), has already had a substantial impact on the way that we think […]

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The Boston Bombings and the Cognitive Limits of Empathy

Posted on April 17, 2013

From Situationist friend and Harvard Law School 3L, Kate Epstein, an essay about Monday’s tragedy: As I hear reactions to the bombings at the marathon on Monday, I find myself agreeing with Glenn Greenwald’s column in The Guardian, titled “The Boston bombing produces familiar and revealing reactions: As usual, the limits of selective empathy, the […]

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The Racial Situation of 2012 Election

Posted on May 8, 2012

From University of Washington Newswire: After the 2008 election of President Barack Obama, many proclaimed that the country had entered a post-racial era in which race was no longer an issue. However, a new large-scale study shows that racial attitudes have already played a substantial role in 2012, during the Republican primaries. They may play […]

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