Remember, Dumbledore said to Harry, It is our choices that show what we truly are.
So did you do the homework
? Did you try any of the Implicit Association Tests
? Do you still want to read my blog?
This is how they describe what they are doing:
Project Implicit represents a collaborative research effort between researchers at Harvard University, the University of Virginia, and University of Washington. While the particular purposes of each study vary considerably, most studies available at Project Implicit examine thoughts and feelings that exist either outside of conscious awareness or outside of conscious control. The primary goals of Project Implicit are to provide a safe, secure, and well-designed virtual environment to investigate psychological issues and, at the same time, provide visitors and participants with an experience that is both educational and engaging.
The variety of topics include attitudes toward age, race, disability, ethnicity, mental illness and others. The tests are constructed to bypass thought, commitment, decision. They dive deeper into what is known as the lizard brain, the part that evolved before reason, and that simply reacts, by setting one to tasks that have to be accomplished faster than the thinking part of the brain thinks.
Project Implicit is well aware that we may not like what we find in the lizard brain. I don't care for what I find in mine. But it is important information, for two reasons.