I believe in the constitutionally codified General Welfare, that the personal IS political, that active informed Democrats are required to insure the health/welfare of the nation. To that end, my focus is on informing across social media platforms from a Democratic point of view. My working motto is: If the shoe fits, wear it; if it doesn't fit ~ don't wear it!
Sunday, April 17, 2016
It Feels Like a Great Time to Ponder: “Are You Biased against Women Leaders?" Or not?
As a woman who has reached some level of maturity I've often wondered if I harbor biases based on my experiences growing up in a
particular environment, so I was excited, especially at a time when
the election of a woman to the presidency of the U.S. might be imminent, to
find an opportunity to explore biases I might have against women leaders through an
online test from the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Mind you, I've minimal
grasp of how it all works and I recognize that one online test is not the end all be all but I trust the two collaborators I am somewhat familiar with ~ The
AAUW and Harvard University to give me some insight into myself on the topic so I took the test!
Summary: A brief introduction to the test; a copy of the thank you I received once I clicked in
so you can take note of the fact that this is a real inquiry and your
responses will be collected and my initial; a link to the test and my brief outcome follow.
“Are You Biased against
February 10, 2016
If asked, most of us would
say that discrimination against women in the workplace is wrong and
unacceptable. Unfortunately, research shows that treating women and
men equally in hiring decisions, job evaluations, and leadership
positions is more of an ideal than a reality.
So if we agree
that sex discrimination is wrong, why is it still happening? One
answer is that many of us harbor unconscious biases that can affect
our judgment, even though we may be unaware of them. Uncovering these
unconscious, or implicit, biases can be the first step to eliminating
So how do we uncover them?
AAUW has collaborated with Project Implicit and Harvard University
researchers to create a test that looks at the mental associations we
make between gender and a variety of concepts, many of which affect
our beliefs about women in positions of leadership. … “
Note: Per AAUW you will be taking
the test and your data will be collected...
Thank you for coming to the AAUW Implicit Association Test web page.
The AAUW Implicit Association Test (IAT) on gender and leadership and the brief informational survey that follows should take about 10-15 minutes. The AAUW IAT is designed for you to dedicate a few minutes to understanding the directions, and then, once you begin the test, push yourself to go as fast as you can.
The AAUW IAT asks the test taker to sort words into expected categories as quickly as possible. Before you begin the task, you will see a list of the words organized by the expected category.
After completing the AAUW IAT and brief survey items, you will receive an assessment of your performance on the AAUW IAT, a measure of the strength of your associations regarding women and leadership.
Your AAUW IAT data and survey responses will be saved as anonymous data that may be used for AAUW research purposes that never identify the test taker.
Please be aware you will need to use a desktop or laptop computer to complete the study. Tablet and phone users will be unable to complete the study on those devices. … “