What is your Implicit Bias

Discussion Board Assignment

What is your Implicit Bias

Due on: Sunday 12/6 at 11:59 pm

Implicit bias involves associations outside conscious awareness that leads to a negative evaluation of a person on the basis of irrelevant characteristics such as race, age or gender.  The assignment is to take any one of the Implicit Association Tests (IAT) to measure attitudes and beliefs you may not know about consciously.  The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit bias attitude that you did not know about.  For example, you may believe that women and men should be equally associated with science, but your automatic associations could show that you (like many others) associate men with science more than you associate women with science

1.Log on to the Implicit Project:


2.  Follow the directions and take an IAT on a topic of your choice

3.  What did you discover about yourself?

4.  Were you aware of the implicit bias you had toward the characteristic you selected?

5.  How will you use this information to guide your nursing practice?

  • There will be a discussion boards topic every week (weeks 1, 2, 4, 5) for you to choose from each week.  Initial posts are due every Wednesday by 11:59 pm CST.
  • Response posts to two students are due on Sunday by 11:59pm CST.  If you receive a response from your professor with a question regarding your post, please reply to that response.  I will be posting to any discussion board that I believe might not have answered the question.
  • Please title your post with your last name and whether or not it is an initial or response post.  For example, “Jones Initial Post” would be what I would title my initial post.  “Jones Response Post” would be what I would title my response post.
  • All discussion boards should be submitted in APA style (7th edition).  Please familiarize yourself with APA and how to cite references.  The following website is a quick and helpful tool to use when writing in APA style.  https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html