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  • Implicit, unconscious attitude

    Implicit, unconscious attitudes refer to evaluations or biases that individuals hold without conscious awareness or control. These attitudes are automatic and ingrained, shaping how individuals perceive and interact with others. They can be positive or negative and are often influenced by societal, cultural, and personal factors. Implicit attitudes are typically assessed through implicit measures, such as Implicit Association Tests (IATs), which reveal underlying biases that may differ from individuals' explicit or conscious beliefs.

    In an online community, implicit, unconscious attitudes can influence interactions and contribute to bias or discrimination. Even in virtual environments, where individuals may have limited information about others, implicit attitudes can shape how individuals perceive and respond to different community members. These attitudes can affect the way people interpret and engage with content, as well as their willingness to collaborate or support individuals from certain groups. Online communities should be aware of the potential influence of implicit, unconscious attitudes and strive to create an inclusive environment where all members are treated with fairness and respect, regardless of their background or identity. Promoting awareness, education, and fostering open dialogue can help challenge and mitigate the impact of implicit biases within online communities.

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