Doctor Fiancee (kellingham) wrote,
Doctor Fiancee
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I went to this site http://www.tolerance.org/hidden_bias/index.html and took a handfull of tests there. Got these results:

Your data suggest a moderate automatic preference for Gay people
Your data suggest a slight automatic preference for lighter skin
Your data suggest a moderate automatic preference for young
Your data suggest a moderate automatic association between male and science
Your data suggest a slight automatic preference for thin
Your data suggest little or no automatic racial association with weapons or harmless objects

Some of them are quite surprising really, but I can explain a few of them from things that I grew up with, but others just are inexplicable to me.


Your data suggest a moderate automatic preference for Gay people
It makes sense I guess. I was surrounded by very heterosexual people growing up, some of whom were not nice to me at all. The little contact I did have with homosexuals always seemed to be pleasant. Luck of the draw with their personalities I guess. If I had been treated better by my straight peers I probably could care less about sexual bias.

Your data suggest a slight automatic preference for lighter skin
This one is frankly very surprising. To be really honest I thought I would have had more of a preference for lighter skin than I do. Until I was approaching my teens my contact with anything other than white people had been extremely minimal (I know that's hard to imagine for a lot of Americans, you're so diverse yay). I knew 1 black boy in about 10 years. He was...less than pleasant to be around usually, he had a mean streak. Then I never had personal contact with anyone but white children again for another few years, until I met a girl who was 1/4 Indian. She was not a nice girl to be honest. In my last two years we had a lovely Malaysian girl join the school. I really liked her. She was so polite and kind, and exceptionally clever. And she could speak 5 languages fluently so I was incredibly jealous lol.

Your data suggest a moderate automatic preference for young
Social conditioning I think, even though my grandparents are nice people (well....mostly) I would rather spend time with my peers. Makes sense I suppose. At least younger people have similar interests (my Nana refuses to acknowledge existance of the internet, and as for DVDs - she just got the hang of CDs and she can't figure out where the picture is supposed to come out when you put a DVD into a stereo. She's a complete technophobe.).

Your data suggest a moderate automatic association between male and science
My brother was a scientist. I was one of only 3 girls in my physics class. All the other girls took the humanities and arts. I wish I had.

Your data suggest a slight automatic preference for thin
My mother was a diet freak. If she got above 9stone she would seriously freak out and go on another diet. My dolls were thin, my heroines were thin, everywhere I turned I was reminded to be thin. Screw the system, thought I proceeding to grow ever chunkier. Damn, thought I after a while, I forgot I was supposed to be thin. Damn, thought I once again, where did that body conscious thought come from? Oh yes... my mother.

Your data suggest little or no automatic racial association with weapons or harmless objects
I have never been threatened with a weapon by any race. When I see a war on TV all races are involved. When I see something nice, all races enjoy it. Therefore having seen no connections either way I have no associations of either with anyone. Yay me?
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