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Association among melanin density and response to racial Implicit Association Test

Grant number: 16/25933-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2017
Effective date (End): April 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Eduardo Massad
Grantee:Leticia Batista Pinto
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Stereotypes are present in people's daily lives, direct measures of their influences on attitudes are difficult to realize since stereotypes are often implicitly expressed in the behavior of people who explicitly reject the same stereotype or even wish to camouflage it. The Implicit Association Test (IAT) has become a widely used instrument for measuring attitudes and prejudices in relation to particular groups. The IAT assesses implicit attitudes inducing people to quickly categorize stimulus words using two response keys. So, as IAT is a robust, widely used test, the aim of this study was to correlate melanin density and other characteristics such as schooling, income and self-attributed color of a population sample with "race" stereotypes and attribution of guilt, observing if unconsciously people tend to blame people according to their skin color (AU)

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PINTO, Leticia Batista. AAssociation between the dermal density of melanin and response to \racial\ and \guilty\ implicit association test. 2019. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina (FM/SBD) São Paulo.

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