I chose option one. This was interesting because I took the IAP tests. I took the gender-science test and the race test. While taking these tests you are required to look at different words or pictures that flash rapidly on the screen. You are assigned a topic for two keys on the keyboard and must click that key if the word or image that pops up fits into that category. This was very challenging because you are told to do this as rapidly as you can. Because I was trying to do it so rapidly, I often made slight mistakes when it came to remembering which key was for which category.
I expected to receive different results than what I did, however, the results that I did receive were not that far off of how I expected I would do. For example, in the race test, it said I had a moderate automatic response to African American and good compared to European American and good. I expected these two responses to be equal. What this really means is that I associated good words and thoughts more often with African American images than with European American images. This was surprising because I never thought I would favor one race over the other at any point in time. The results I got for gender-science was that I had a moderate automatic association for males with science over females with science. This was not that surprising because I generally associate males with science more that I would with liberal arts. I usually view females as being more liberal arts based.
These tests are beneficial for colleges and employment because it gives a insight to how people might respond to certain genders or races, depending on the situation that they are in. This also allows for the college and employment an opportunity to provide workshops and resources to cut back on these stigmas.