Weapons ID Task

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Weapons ID Task

A masked priming task designed by Payne (2001) measuring implicit associations between black and white men and guns.
Duration: 7 minutes
(Requires Inquisit Lab)
(Run with Inquisit Web)
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Payne, B.K. (2001). Prejudice and Perception: The Role of Automatic and Controlled Processes in Misperceiving a Weapon. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 81, 181-192.

Judd, C., Blair, I., & Chapleau, K. (2004). Automatic stereotypes vs. automatic prejudice: Sorting out the possibilities in the Payne (2001) weapon paradigm. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40(1), 75-81.

Payne, B. (2006). Weapon Bias: Split-Second Decisions and Unintended Stereotyping. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15(6), 287-291.

Klauer, K., & Voss, A. (2008). Effects of Race on Responses and Response Latencies in the Weapon Identification Task: A Test of Six Models. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34(8), 1124-1140.

Bradley, & Kennison. (2012). The effect of mortality salience on weapon bias. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36(3), 403-408.

Stepanova, Bartholow, Saults, & Friedman. (2012). Alcohol-related cues promote automatic racial bias. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48(4), 905-911.