- Irmak Olcaysoy Okten, Lehigh Univ.
- Erica Schneid, Drew Univ.
- Gordon B. Moskowitz, Lehigh Univ.
Two studies investigated changes in implicit and explicit attitudes and inferences in response to contingency information learned later (i.e., learning the ultimate goal of the actor). Both studies showed that implicit and explicit attitudes get updated with contingency information. Although explicit trait inferences were also updated with contingency, implicit trait inferences were retained.