Implicit bias towards individuals with mental illness


“People don’t always say what’s on their minds. One reason is that they are unwilling. Another reason is that they are unable.”

This laboratory-based study aimed to replicate Menatti, Smyth, Teachman, and Nosek (2013) and Yusainy, Thohari, and Gustomy (2016) research on the efficacy of implicit bias intervention in the reductions of stigma towards individuals with mental illness. Implicit bias intervention was given using a computer-based response-latency paradigm called Single Category Implicit Association Test (SC-IAT; Karpinski, & Steinman, 2006) presented with Inquisit v. (2014).

The virtual laboratory for implicit bias paradigm is accessible at Project Implicit.

By Anantha Mutiara, Melita Gusti, and Veronika Btari (Oct 2015 – Mar 2016).

Supervised by Cleoputri Yusainy and Ika Herani.

Co-supervised by Ignatius Ryan and Bima Pusaka Semedhi.

Individual articles can be downloaded here.

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