Weapon Bias Split-Second Decisions and Unintended Stereotyping

Using article by Title Weapon Bias Split Second Decisions and Unintended Stereotyping by B. Keith Payne
In essay form using terms cognitive dissonance theory, ABCs to psychology (affect, behavior,cognition) defense
mechanism reflect, implicit biases, and dispositional authencity briefly
describe basic weapons bias procedure addressing the type of stimuli presented and what qualifies an accurate
and inaccurate response/decision. 2 explain why people’s proneness to make errors be altered by how quickly
they are making the decision. use terms explicit/systematic/controlled vs. implicit/automatic processing.
Using Figure 2 in the article in general regardless of race describe if there is instances when the probability of
making error is low using the (percentage of trials/times in which error is made. If low below 10% explain what
conditions fosters such relative accuracy. explain when in the slow response condition if there are significant
differences in people’s tendencies to falsely see a tool as a gun or falsely see a gun as a tool.
Describe the dual process theory proposed by Payne to account for the weapon bias. Explain how both
intentional responses like people’s goals and unintentional automatic impluses can contribute to weapon bias.
describe the evidence that supports how intentional responses such as people’s conscious attempts to be color
blind may or may not alter weapon bias responses.
discuss the influence of cognitive control involving factors like time pressure or self regulation depletion in how
they impact the weapon bias