And would you even know if you were?
A team of researchers have set up an online test that can help to uncover your subconscious biases.
It’s called the Implicit Association Test (IAT), and it’s designed to detect your hidden biases in categories like race, gender and age.
The test’s part of a larger research project – Project Implicit – an online laboratory designed to raise awareness of the effects of prejudices that we pick up from around us.
It’s worth pointing out that the tests don’t necessarily measure how you *act*, just how you *think*. And most people believe that at least to some degree, we can consciously override our biases.
I found the test fascinating. It opens with the following disclaimer:
I am aware of the possibility of encountering interpretations of my IAT test performance with which I may not agree. Knowing this, I wish to proceed.