Implicit Association Test
Memories, perceptions and stereotypes are a few of the cognitive processes that are unconscious — in other words, we don’t actively think about how they work. Because they are unconscious, they can reflect biases that people may hold. This interactive features elements of an implicit association test designed to measure bias regarding women in science.
This interactive is a simplified version of the implicit association test. It is not meant to provide a precise analysis of any biases you may have. You can take more thorough implicit association tests online.
In this exercise, there are two buttons:
- Male / Science
- Female / Humanities
Words will appear on the screen that you will need to quickly associate with one of the two buttons. Click or tap on the button that the word belongs with as quickly as you can.
You are now halfway through the test.
Note that the words “science” and “humanities” have now switched buttons.
- Male / Humanities
- Female / Science
You have now finished with the test. Would you like to enter your age and gender to see how you compare with others? None of your personal information will be shared.
How do you identify?
How old are you?
You’ve now finished the test.
Unfortunately, because there weren’t enough correct rapid responses, we weren’t able to get enough data to calculate a result. Try taking the test again.
Click or tap on the category the word belongs with