The BEARS lab is currently developing an implicit association test to examine people's stereotypes of Blacks and Asians, and the extent to which these stereotypes are triangulated with their stereotyped depiction of "White" as a normative standard.  We are particularly interested on how Blacks and Asians, relative to Whites, are stereotyped on the dimensions of foreignness and merit.  We are using Claire Jean Kim's model of racial triangulation as the theoretical basis for our test.

Implicit Association Tests enable researchers to examine people's automatic stereotypes regardless of whether or not they explicitly endorse stereotypes.