It is well known that people don't always ‘speak their minds’, and it is suspected that people
don’t always ‘know their minds’. Understanding such divergences is important to scientific
psychology. This web site presents a method that demonstrates the conscious-unconscious divergences
much more convincingly than has been possible with previous methods. This new method is called the
Implicit Association Test, or IAT for short.
We will ask you (optionally) to report your attitudes toward or beliefs about these topics, and
provide some general information about yourself. These demonstrations should be more valuable if
you have also tried to describe your self-understanding of the characteristic that the IAT is
designed to measure. Also, a variety of factors may influence your IAT performance. The score
is provided for entertainment purposes only.
Data exchanged with this site are protected by SSL encryption, and no personally
identifying information is collected without your permission. IP addresses are routinely recorded, but are completely
Important disclaimer: In reporting to you results of any IAT
that you take, we will mention possible interpretations that have a basis in research done
at the University of Washington, University of Virginia, Harvard University, and Yale University.
However, these Universities, as well as the individual researchers who have contributed to this
site, make no claim for the validity of these suggested interpretations. If you are
unprepared to encounter interpretations that you might find objectionable, please do not proceed
further. You may prefer to examine general information about
the IAT before deciding whether or not to proceed.
I am aware of the possibility of encountering interpretations
of my IAT performance with which I may not agree. Knowing this, I wish to proceed with the Four-Category Race IAT study.