Implicita fördomar

Postat: 2005-02-22 kl. 18.48

För några veckor sedan gjorde jag ett online-test för implicita fördomar.

Testet gick ut på att man genom att till exempel associera vetenskap/humaniora med kön på tid fick man fram undermedvetna fördomar:

The interpretation shown above is described as 'automatic association between Science and Male' if you responded faster when Science and Male words were classified with the same key as opposed to Liberal Arts and Male items.

Tolerance.org skriver om implicita associationer:

Recent scientific research has demonstrated that biases thought to be absent or extinguished remain as "mental residue" in most of us.

Tolerance.org Dig Deeper

Idag lyssnade jag på IT Conversations podcast från 17/2 med Malcolm Gladwell.

What it does is that it measures how long it takes you to put words and concepts into various categories. So suppose that one category is african-american and good, and the other category is white and bad. Then I give you pictures of black people or white people and words that have to do either with good things: peacefulness, happiness, or bad things: criminality, violence. And all I have to do, I'm on the computer and one of these words come up and I've got to either put it into the black people/good things category or the white people/bad things category. And we measure how long it takes you to put the words into the right category.

IT Conversations Malcolm Gladwell: Tech Nation (2005-02-17)

Det är en intressant diskussion, 20 minuter lång. (Typ 17 minuter tar han dessutom upp aspergers syndrom/autism om hur autister inte fungerar på samma sätt.) Gladwell har precis skrivit en bok i ämnet, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.

It's a book about rapid cognition, about the kind of thinking that happens in a blink of an eye. When you meet someone for the first time, or walk into a house you are thinking of buying, or read the first few sentences of a book, your mind takes about two seconds to jump to a series of conclusions. Well, "Blink" is a book about those two seconds, because I think those instant conclusions that we reach are really powerful and really important and, occasionally, really good.

gladwell dot com Blink

Steve Sailer sågar boken rätt ordentligt, men det luktar lite bitterhet över det.

Blink's individual anecdotes are interesting and well-written. But taken as a whole, the book is a mish-mash of contradictions. Gladwell strongly encourages you to rely upon your snap judgments … except when you shouldn't.

Steve Sailer VDARE Articles Malcolm Gladwell Blinks At Racial Realities (2005-01-30)



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