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AbstractThe present study analyzes whether implicit racial prejudice and/or stereotyping is present within a sample of healthcare professionals. Email invitations were sent to physicians in the Southwestern United States to perform the study online. The physicians were given both a prejudice and stereotype Implicit Association Test (IAT) to measure potential implicit bias towards American Indians compared to Whites. The study found that physicians implicitly stereotype American Indians as non-compliant and harbor negative implicit prejudice towards American Indians as well. The implications of physicians holding these implicit biases towards American Indians include the possibility of different patterns of clinical care and interactions based on race.
Degree ProgramHonors College