Sunday, August 31, 2008
Project Implicit is an on-line attitude assessment research project out of Harvard. You don't answer attitude questions, instead you do sorting tasks that reveal unconscious attitudes. It's kind of fun, and includes a wide array of subjects that are randomly assigned, including racism, sexism, ageism, nationalism, etc. I discovered that I'm a terrible ageist, so I'm working on that. I'm pretty balanced when it comes to race and national origin, but when sorting into categories of "us (undefined)" and "them (undefined)," I have a strong preference for "us." Hmmm. I wonder who "us" is?!