Episode 7

My Explicit Attitude against Implicit Attitudes

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About this Episode

People have attitudes they are aware of (explicit attitudes) but also supposidly have attitudes they don't know they have (implicit attitudes). Did you know you might love the Backstreet Boys, even though you think you hate them? This distinction between implicit and explicit attitudes has been extremely influential in Social Psychology and many other fields of social science. It has also led to the development of (mostly ineffective) implicit bias training. In this episode, Smith questions the distinction between implicit and explicit attitudes. Certainly, there are different ways of measuring attitudes, but it is unclear if these different measures tap into separate constructs or are simply different ways of measuring the same construct.

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