- Erica Schneid, Bloomsburg Univ.
- Eva Pietri, Indiana Univ.- Purdue Univ. Indianapolis (IUPUI)
These studies examine how weighting bias affects ultimate spontaneous evaluative and trait inferences when a perceiver is given evaluatively and semantically incongruent pieces of information about targets. Positive weighting bias can reduce, but not override, the effects of a negative evaluation. However, the weighting bias does not have the same effect on trait inferences.