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Straight People Sociology

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more time with straight people. There may also be a small ripple effect, due to the years of Bible thumping pulsing through her unconscious as well. Hopefully, that will be erased from the mind with time. Age IAT This implicit bias test applied to the issues of age; specifically whether or not the participant had implicit associations regarding young people versus old people. This particular application showed images of old faces and young faces, coupled with positive words and negative words. Upon completion of this particular test, results showed that the participant has a slight automatic association for youthful people than the elderly. These results were not surprising to the participant. All people should be treated with…show more content…
It would seem natural to be more comfortable with cohorts. The slight implicit bias the author has regarding age, would not impact her work in a negative way. The participant works primarily with youth in her current position, and prior to this career, has worked with youth for 25 years in the early childhood education field. Although children and youth have been the primary source of people in the participant’s work experience, she has also worked with parents, grandparents, and other elders who are in these young people’s…show more content…
This particular application showed images of people with handicaps, and items related to disabilities, and images of people who were active and able-bodied. These pictures were coupled with good words and bad words. Upon completion of this particular test, results showed that the participant has a slight automatic association for able- bodied individuals over disabled individuals. These results were not surprising to the participant. All people should be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their physical or mental capabilities. The author was pleased to know that there was an insignificant automatic response in this
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