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Crazy Wolf VIP Member

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#1 10 years ago

This thing is an interesting project by Harvard, you can take tests to see what you associate stuff with. Science!

One thing I found odd was they had a test where you associated African-Americans, European-Americans, weapons, and harmless objects. All of the weapons they showed looked like they should belong to a private collection or museum, which tend to be owned by white people. Why couldn't they show M1911s, Glocks, AK-47s, M-16s, Mac-10s, and stuff like that (from my experience, black musicians tend to mention them more, but white people tend to show them off more)? Naturally, due to this association, I associated white people more closely with weapons than I did black people and weapons.

The really odd thing? Seeing how disproportionately most test takers associated them with black people.

"Facepalm" doesn't sum that up well enough.

Feel free to post your results or talk about the tests themselves.

In short, take tests. Discuss.




Showd0wN

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#2 10 years ago

think their choice of weapons may have been purposeful? :) Lol




UGSAce

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#3 10 years ago

I did one and i prefer thin ppl to fat ppl but i already knew that......




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#4 10 years ago

Interesting, but it found what I already knew so...




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#5 10 years ago

I did the Asian test a while ago and I didn't like the results because none of the faces looked Asian. It's like... Asian = squinty eyes, and it took me 2 or 3 sections to adjust to their horrible stereotype. =p




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#6 10 years ago

Their Native American to White American one confused me. How the hell do people associate Native Americans with Moscow, Paris, or Italy?