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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/3/2011 3:44:47 PM
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Or vice versa (i.e. Asians showing a slight preference for Max [grin])

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KB3001   8/3/2011 3:41:47 PM
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@Max, I think your result would be in the majority. It's all about the dominant culture and race of the time. Who knows? in a century or so when China rule the world, test results of Max VI would show a slight preference for Asians!

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Max The Magnificent   7/27/2011 9:06:19 PM
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I'm up to my ears in alligators fighting fires without a canoe at the moment (I never metaphor I didn't like :-) But as soon as I have some free time I'm going to go back and experiment with a couple of these tests. I think the main thing is to try to do them as fast as you can so as to let the unconscious mind shine through (in a manner of speaking)

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M_S   7/27/2011 8:44:40 PM
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Oh, by the way, I went back and did the racial IAT again, just to see whether I could do better at manipulating it(!!). My result was a slight preference for European-Americans, which is what I consciously believe is the truth.

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M_S   7/27/2011 8:25:04 PM
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Having just taken the IATs, yes, halfway through they swap the hands and associations. In fact, that's how they score the test.

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Max The Magnificent   7/27/2011 7:30:12 PM
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Re your not believing the result ... I think that's the whole point, that our unconscious minds are not always in sync with their conscious counterparts. With regard to your first point, I'll have to go back and look at it again. I can't remember if they swapped the hands/associations 1/2 way through. But I agree that the test should be set up to account for stuff like this...

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M_S   7/27/2011 7:24:06 PM
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My thoughts on this test are that it is bogus. It very much depends on how it is ordered. For me, I get used to using my left hand for European-Americans and for good so it's difficult for me to switch that when the columns are switched. I would like to see whether the results, not just for me, would change if the first association was randomly changed. My result was a strong preference for European-American whites, which I don't think is true. Like Frances, I'm a woman working in technology and I also decided to take the "Gender-Career IAT". However, my result was that due to taking longer on certain responses, I supposedly have a slight association of Male with Career and Female with Family compared to Female with Career and Male with Family! I REALLY don't believe that result!

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Max The Magnificent   7/25/2011 2:20:18 PM
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Hi Bob -- thanks for your kind words -- just this weekend there was the tragedy in Oslo, Norway, when an extreme right-wing nutter set off a bomb and shot about 90 youngsters -- all because he wanted to make a point about keeping the European and Nordic countries "pure"... It makes you want to cry...

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Max The Magnificent   7/25/2011 2:17:16 PM
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I agree -- we have made a lot of progress -- things are much better than they used to be even a few decades ago -- I just hope things continue to improve.

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Max The Magnificent   7/25/2011 2:15:56 PM
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Re how racism continues to propagate in America -- I think some of that depends on where you are in America -- and a lot of it is how you were raised (if your parents were racist their views can't help but affect you). I think the main thing is for all people of goodwill to make a concerted effort to make the world a better and happier place - and that includes doing whatever they can do to combat racism.

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