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creating my own subconscious bias test

After having a conversation with a fellow student, we came up with the idea of trying to create my subconscious bias tests, similar to the Harvard Implicit test, that the audience participated in. After researching what entails a Bias Test, a biased test is a tool that is used to measure the presence of prejudice or bias in an individual's thoughts, attitudes, and behaviours. It is designed to identify implicit biases that people may not be aware of and can affect their decision-making process. Bias tests are often used 

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in academic research and workplace diversity training programs. The concept of bias test originated from social psychology research that showed how unconscious biases can influence our perceptions and actions towards different groups of people. The most commonly used bias test is the Implicit Association Test (IAT), which measures the strength of associations between concepts such as race, gender, or sexual orientation. Bias tests have been criticized for their reliability and validity, but they remain a valuable tool for raising awareness about implicit biases and promoting diversity and inclusion. By taking a bias test, individuals can gain insight into their own biases and work towards overcoming them, they provide an opportunity for self-reflection and promote greater awareness of diversity issues in society. I then brainstormed some potential topics to use in the tests. 

The woman was overjoyed with her wealth but was still struggling to put food on the table. How can this be?
The parents always leave me out of conversations at school drop off and pick up, why are they leaving me out?
As soon as I showed up to play the match, my team were disappointed. What was disappointing them?
Between me and my partner, I am always the one to stop work and pick up our child if they're poorly. Am I the mother or father?
When I deliver people's packages, they are always wary of me at their front door. Why could this be?

While researching and brainstorming possible Bias Test subjects and themes, what I was aware of and wanted to make a hopeful note of is the fact that generations growing up nowadays are more likely to be aware of gender neutrals, especially in terms of language. With the rise of LGBTQ+ movements and increased awareness and education of gender identity, growing up in a world where many people are choosing to use gender-neutral pronouns such as "they/them" instead of traditional binary pronouns like "he/him" or "she/her". This shift towards inclusivity and acceptance is such a positive step towards creating a more equitable society. However, there is still much work to be done in terms of dismantling harmful gender stereotypes and supporting younger generations with their new language while also remembering to challenge those possibly older generations who haven't grown up in such an equitable society. It is important for future generations to continue this progress towards a more accepting and inclusive world. By chance, of what I would call an incredible coincidence while scrolling on TikTok this video came up on my For You Page. It gave me the feeling of complete joy and brought a subconscious giant smile to my face. I think it's important to highlight the jumps we have and are making with biases. 


After being inspired by the TikTok video and the children's purity with the fact they don't point out other obvious differences, I think many adults would point out first, even if subconsciously. I am thinking about refining my project and not-overcomplicating the exhibition as I think I can achieve my message with a more polished idea. 

- If only our world was ruled by Children, their perspective can teach us a lot I'm sure?? (no date) TikTok. Available at: (Accessed: March 27, 2023).

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