Test Your Subconscious Mind

will's picture

So, I was introduced by my psychology teacher to an interesting test called the Implicit Association Test (IAT), you may or may not have heard of this. This test tests your subconscious preference/belief in certain subjects. What's interesting about this test is that the results, very often, doesn't match with our conscious belief. Because our subconscious mind are shaped by the messages we received from the media, friends, society in general, these messages may affect our belief in ways we can never imagine.

I took one of the IAT that tests our preference for straight relative to gay people, and I got the result that I moderately prefer gay people comparing to straight people, which is quiet consistent with my conscious belief, so that was good.

You guys should definitely try it too!
https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/demo/selectatest.html
Click on "sexuality", or you can do the other tests as well.
If that link doesnt work, then go to
https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit
and then click on demonstration tests.

Do it and post the results! I'm kinda curious to know...
So what's your preference?

Bi the Book's picture

lol i took the test and it

lol i took the test and it said that i moderately prefer gay people to straight people. that does match with my conscious belief. thanx 4 the site tho! its interesting

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bulldyke's picture

Your Result Your data

Your Result
Your data suggest a slight automatic preference for Gay People compared to Straight People.

ayup, same as BTBs!! :P kinda cool.

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gaynow's picture

Huhhh. Little to no

Huhhh. Little to no automatic preference. Fine by me...

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fleetfootedfox's picture

Ha. Wow. I got epic-fail

Ha. Wow. I got epic-fail test results. It says I moderately prefer straight people to gay people. Well, guess what, subconscious? I'm fuckin' gay! And you will have to accept that someday.
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newt's picture

Fuckin' argh. Same thing

Fuckin' argh.
Same thing happened to me. I are shitty typer.
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My name is not gay;
because I am more than a orientation.

My name is not fag;
because I am more than a whipping post.

My name is not perv;
because I am more than a four-letter word.

tenmilestilts's picture

I slightly prefer straight

I slightly prefer straight people to gay people, which is news to me the gay peeps at my school are so much nicer and easier to get along with than the straight ones. I took a couple others and they didn't match my conscious beliefs at all.
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crazypickle's picture

Mine also said that I

Mine also said that I moderately prefer straight people to gay people, which isn't suprising to me...though, like fleetfootedfox (I love that screename btw :o) said, my subconscious will have to get over that since I'm gay. Thanks though--that was fun to take...

OnlyForYou's picture

I have a strong automatic

I have a strong automatic preference to gay people over straight people... Which agrees with my concious beliefs :)

If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: "Hello. Can't work today, still queer."

will's picture

YEAH!

Congrats! That's the most rare result! You should be proud!

jeff's picture

No shock...

Your data suggest a strong automatic preference for Gay People compared to Straight People.

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Tophat's picture

I have a strong preference

I have a strong preference to gays over straights.
Ummm.... DUH.

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Riku's picture

Ha!

It told me I have little to no automatic preference.

Then again, I screwed up a lot on both sides. I'm surprised it didn't tell me I made too many errors. :P

Doesn't surprise me really though. I don't really notice or care about these things. XP

EDIT: ...Actually, every single test on there that I take tells me that I've got little to no preference for one over the other... That's kind of awesome.

will's picture

HAHA

That means you are a person free of stereotypes!

Peregrine's picture

My Result

There were too many errors made to determine a result.

thats funny...

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PurpleWerewolf's picture

Apparently I have a strong

Apparently I have a strong preference for gay people
...wow. I mean, I knew I had a better impression of someone if I knew they were gay, but I didn't know it was that different. Appologies to my straight friends lol

the ghost's picture

I like both equally

I like both equally apparently

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Strawberry-chan's picture

I have a...

Strong automatic preference for gay people.
... Makes sense. :)

msquared's picture

Moderate preference for

Moderate preference for gays.

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will's picture

Haha

Thx guys for taking the test!

will's picture

Interesting....

So, most of you have a preference, to some degree, towards gay people, which is what we are expecting.
I let some of my straight friends to take the test, all of which are pro-gays, consciously at least, but the results they had are opposite as it is here. I guess this only proves that the test is, actually, pretty accurate in terms of testing our subconscious belief.

tenmilestilts's picture

i must defy statistics (but

i must defy statistics (but of course, we already knew that). mine said a slight automatic preference for straight people. =\
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Two wrongs don't make a right but three lefts do!

will's picture

dont worry

Try watching The Ellen's Show before doing the test, the result might be different LOL

tenmilestilts's picture

lol. i love her

lol. i love her interviews...
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Two wrongs don't make a right but three lefts do!

the mouse that roared's picture

I took the sexuality IAT a

I took the sexuality IAT a few years ago, and I had a slight preference for straight people--even though I'd been out to myself and my friends and family for at least a year or so. Now, three years later, I have a moderate preference for gay people. What happened in between? Mostly-women's college. :)

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will's picture

Horrahhhhhhh!

*clapping* Huge congrats to you!!! I see hope in ppl's view on this issue!!! Hey, what are u studying at ur college?

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Merric's picture

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slight automatic preference for The Gays...

gaynow's picture

Don't leave your html tags

Don't leave your html tags hanging, kids.

the ghost's picture

I have little to no

I have little to no automatic preference. woo'hoo!!
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent-Eleanor Roosevelt

Splash's picture

moderate preference for gays...

...interesting because most of my good friends are straight.

Edit: what's up with the italics taking over this page?

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Endymion's picture

Slight preference for gay people.

Still,it's frustrating to see the columns indicating that we are a minority group .Damn!!!

ConfusedInLife's picture

Moderate Preferance for gay people

Interesting. Cuz I didn't know I had a preference at all! But yay! Seems like a pretty accurate test. All government and such. ;)