Law Enforcement Uncover Prejudice With Implicit Bias Training | WFSU: "Backed by decades of social science research, implicit biases are basically thoughts and feelings that steer our actions unconsciously.
“So implicit biases are those biases that we might have, attitudes and prejudices and stereotypes, that either we are unable to report because we don’t know about them, or aren’t quite aware that they exist,” said Kate Ratliff, a psychology professor at the University of Florida.
Ratliff also runs Project Implicit, an online clearing house for the research. One of the most common tools for measuring these prejudices is the Implicit Association Test. It’s basically a video game. Subjects sort black and white faces, with positive and negative words as they flash across the screen. The idea is people are faster to sort concepts already linked in their minds."