Power, Patricia M.
Developing the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure
(IRAP) as a Measure of Implicit Racial Bias.
PhD thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.
The aim of the current programme of research was to determine if the IRAP, a recently
developed methodology for the assessment of implicit cognition, is a useful measure of
implicit racial bias in the Irish context. Over the course of a series of experiments, the
research refined the IRAP and examined its relationship with various alternative attitudinal
indices, including self-report measures and measures of behavioural intentions. In
addition, the fifth experiment explored the predictive validity of the IRAP using knowngroups,
while Experiment 6 investigated the relationship between neural activity,
measured with electroencephalograms, and IRAP responses. In the final experiment, the
malleability of IRAP performances, as a result of acceptance and education-based
interventions, was investigated. Overall, the research reported in the current thesis
provides support for the reliability and validity of the IRAP and suggests that it is a
relatively robust measure that could be used in subsequent research in the study of implicit
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