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Test of Hidden Bias

Implicit Associations Test (IAT)

We often censor our thoughts and beliefs from others as well as ourselves. This website was designed to provide the opportunity for individuals to assess conscious and unconscious preferences by measuring your reaction time in various tasks. Exercises have been created to measure possible hidden biases you may have regarding a range of issues and populations. Completion time for each exercise is approximately 10 minutes.

  • Race and ethnicity (White, African American, Arab-Muslim, Asian,
  • Native American)
  • Skin tone
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Weight
  • Religion
  • Disability

To begin the IAT or to gain more information follow this link:

Based on the results of this assessment, you may consider engaging in other activities designed to increase your sensitivity or understanding about individuals from a particular group and decrease subtle bias you may hold.

Examples of activities that may address bias include:

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Engaging in therapy or mentorship relationship focused on understanding your attitudes and opportunities for decreasing bias
  • Gain consultation regarding your work and how biases may influence your work

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