Category Archives: Social Cognition

What Does the IAT Tell Us?

In our second lecture on Prejudice, we discussed the Implicit Association Test (IAT). In fact, I asked you to take a low-tech version of the test as part of that lecture. And you can take multiple versions of the test … Continue reading

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The Laptop vs. Notebook Debate

Here’s a link to a brief story describing the study I mentioned in a lecture in Week 2 regarding how taking notes via laptop differs, cognitively speaking, from taking notes by hand. 14 years ago when I started at Tufts, … Continue reading

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More on Schemas, Expectations, and Race

Reactions in light of our new topic of social cognition? What’s the relevance here of schemas?  The type of associations Eberhardt et al. (2004) discuss?  For that matter, what about the bystander intervention component at play here?

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