the study of marriage

Friday, January 27, 2006

Do you really think that men and women are equal?

Was reading a very interesting article on Slate about testing for bias. And there is a research project at Harvard through which you can test your own bias on issues of race, gender, sexuality: The Implicit Association Test.

The method that they use to test bias is very interesting and innovative, and purports to allow a window into what you really think about different groups of people, versus what you say you think.

For the record, I tested as moderately associating men with the sciences and moderately associating women with liberal arts. I haven't done any of the other tests yet, but I wouldn't be surprised to find out that I'm moderately biased in those areas, either.

The good thing about knowing your biases, is that then you can choose to remain conscious of them and make informed decisions, rather than letting an unconscious bias skew you.

So, what's the truth, do you really think men and women are equal, or are you biased?


  • At January 31, 2006 8:47 AM, Blogger FTN said…

    I just wanted to comment that I took the race IAT and it told me that I had a bias. Towards blacks. And I'm white. I feel so progressive!

  • At October 26, 2009 8:16 PM, Blogger Haleymc1 said…

    I was wondering how I could located the Marriage-ology blog. I can't locate it. Thanks


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