Patterns of Implicit and Explicit Attitudes: I. Long-Term Change and Stability From 2007 to 2016

Tessa E.S. Charlesworth*, Mahzarin R. Banaji

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Abstract

Using 4.4 million tests of implicit and explicit attitudes measured continuously from an Internet population of U.S. respondents over 13 years, we conducted the first comparative analysis using time-series models to examine patterns of long-term change in six social-group attitudes: sexual orientation, race, skin tone, age, disability, and body weight. Even within just a decade, all explicit responses showed change toward attitude neutrality. Parallel implicit responses also showed change toward neutrality for sexual orientation, race, and skin-tone attitudes but revealed stability over time for age and disability attitudes and change away from neutrality for body-weight attitudes. These data provide previously unavailable evidence for long-term implicit attitude change and stability across multiple social groups; the data can be used to generate and test theoretical predictions as well as construct forecasts of future attitudes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-192
Number of pages19
JournalPsychological Science
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

Keywords

  • implicit association test
  • implicit attitude change
  • long-term change
  • open data
  • open materials
  • time-series analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology

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