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A task designed to measure automatic associations, particularly those which are often affected by social desirability bias in self-report measures. They test the association of positive and negative words or images with certain concepts such as race, gender, religion, self-esteem, and sexuality. Respondents to the IAT experience a higher (conscious, controlled, explicit, reflective, analytic, rational, etc.) level of mental operation, when they try to overcome the effects of the automatic associations, and thus a longer response time when they answer counter to their implicit associations.



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Implicit Association Task has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS
Phenotypes associated with Implicit Association Task


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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.


In the Cognitive Atlas, we define a contrast as any function over experimental conditions. The simplest contrast is the indicator value for a specific condition; more complex contrasts include linear or nonlinear functions of the indicator across different experimental conditions.

response time

An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).


Influence of contact with schizophrenia on implicit attitudes towards schizophrenia patients held by clinical residents.
Omori A, Tateno A, Ideno T, Takahashi H, Kawashima Y, Takemura K, Okubo Y
BMC psychiatry (BMC Psychiatry)
2012 Nov 22

Do automatic mental associations detect a flashbulb memory?
Lanciano T, Curci A, Mastandrea S, Sartori G
Memory (Hove, England) (Memory)
2012 Nov 16