Writing Assignment 2: Due in class Monday, Feb. 16th Topic: Measuring Attitudes with the Implicit Association Test • Go to www.understandingprejudice.org/iat/ • Take the “Implicit Association Test” – it will be the first page that appears, hit ‘continue’ and then choose either the gender or race test (or do both if you’d like…) • Note that you will likely need a flash player on the computer you’re using to take the IAT…if your computer does not load/start the test, you should try again on any campus computer with a flash player (most computer labs on campus). • If you have problems with the link above, you might try closing your internet browser and choosing a different browser. An alternate link is also available: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/ • Write about your reactions to this test. Specifically, answer the following: 1. Give a general summary of your results. 2. Do you feel the results from the implicit test accurately described your views (of the racial or gender groups, whichever test you completed)? Why or why not? 3. How do the procedures and methods used by this test measure your implicit attitudes? Read the material in your book/class notes about implicit vs. explicit attitudes and check out some links on the IAT website for more information. Review the writing assignment guidelines posted on the course website to make sure your assignment meets requirements for credit. Note that you need to address all questions above and write at least ONE page of content (with 1 inch margins, double-spaced and 10-12 pt font).