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Section #7:Project Implicit

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This online project is associated with fascinating research about attitudes toward various aspects of nondominant cultures.It is well known that people don’t always “speak their minds” and it is suspected that people don’t always “know their minds.”Understanding such divergences is important to scientific psychology and for our purposes concerning cross-cultural perspectives.The Project Implicit web site presents a method that demonstrates the conscious-unconscious divergences much more convincingly than has been possible with previous methods.Research using this new method has been conducted at the University of Washington, University of Virginia, Harvard, and Yale.

On the Project Implicit web site you will find a Demonstration Site and a Research Site.Choose the Demonstration Site.There you will find preliminary information and an “important disclaimer.”Read over this material carefully before you proceed, knowing there is a possibility of encountering interpretations of your test performances with which you may not agree.If you opt not to proceed please talk with me about an alternative assignment during my office hours.(Over the past seven years, not a single student has opted out!)

As you continue you can choose from about 15 possible tests that interpret your responses to various aspects of nondominant perspectives, cultures, views and traditions (such as Asian-European American, African-European American, Arab Muslim-Other People, and Native-White American).Choose any five of the tests (of the 15 or so, the categories vary over time) and complete them.In other words, you can choose the tests according to your personal reasons.

Copy the results of your tests to be included in the Portfolio at the end of this section.With reference to the results from the tests, analyze your findings.Again, you must provide a copy (screen shots) of your results. The copies of test results should follow your discussion of these questions:

Interpretation of Results

1. Explain to what extent you agree or disagree with the interpretations provided.

Relevance to Cultural Diversity

2. What does this entire assignment have to do with a general education course with the “cultural diversity” distinction?

Relevance to Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Tourism

3. What does this assignment have to do with cross-cultural perspectives of tourism?

Length:Two to three pages (copies of results don’t count toward page limit) (this is the website that you need to take the test on, I live in the United States)

same requirements as the other one


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