The relation between two different implicit attitude measures: Asymmetry in self-others distance rating and Implicit Association Test
The purpose of this study was to examine the connection between two different implicit measures of attitudes towards others. In base on previous studies on prejudices and national stereotypes, also with use of these techniques, Jews were chosen as target group. Two techniques were used. The first of them was the graphic, questionnaire technique to assess asymmetry in the self-other distance rating. Stereotypical perception of Jews was indicated by Judocentric asymmetry effect, which was reversed in relation to typical egocentric asymmetry effect. The second technique was Polish version of the Implicit Association Test (IAT), a method using reaction time as an indicator of automatic processes, which is widely applied to measure implicit attitudes. The stronger IAT effect the more stereotypic perception of Jews. Forty-seven psychology students participated in described study. The obtained results indicate that there is a significant correlation between these two techniques: the higher Judocentric asymmetry effect the stronger IAT effect.
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