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Cassidy ThompsonFollow

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Samuel Day

Start Date

April 2020

End Date

April 2020

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We examined a variety of factors that might predict college undergraduates’ attitudes toward those with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Contrary to expectations, lifetime exposure to individuals from this population was not a significant predictor of participant attitudes. Interestingly, however, increasing years in college was associated with more positive responses toward those with IDD in an implicit test of attitudes (a customized version of the IAT), even after controlling for participant age. Keywords: implicit bias, explicit bias, Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, Implicit Association Test, IAT, college students, inclusion, exposure, Multidimensional Attitude Scale, MAS

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Factors Influencing College Students' Implicit and Explicit Biases Towards Those with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

We examined a variety of factors that might predict college undergraduates’ attitudes toward those with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Contrary to expectations, lifetime exposure to individuals from this population was not a significant predictor of participant attitudes. Interestingly, however, increasing years in college was associated with more positive responses toward those with IDD in an implicit test of attitudes (a customized version of the IAT), even after controlling for participant age. Keywords: implicit bias, explicit bias, Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, Implicit Association Test, IAT, college students, inclusion, exposure, Multidimensional Attitude Scale, MAS

 

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