Using implicit measures to highlight science teachers' implicit theories of intelligence

  • Mascret Nicolas
  • Roussel Peggy
  • Cury Francois


Using an innovative method, a Single-Target Implicit Association Test (ST-IAT) was created to explore the implicit theories of intelligence among science and liberal arts teachers and their relationships with their gender. The results showed that for science teachers-especially for male teachers-there was a negative implicit association between ``intelligence'' and ``modifiable'' stimuli, whereas liberal arts teachers had no implicit association between these two variables. The results are discussed in comparison with previous explicit measures, and the implications for teacher training are highlighted.