Automaticity, Bias, and Intentional Action
Research output: Working paper
Final published version, 499 KB, PDF document
I argue that actions that result from our implicit biases – like the implicit racism of slowing the pace of speech when meeting a foreign-looking person or when a white policeman is more likely to identify an object in the hands of an African-American as threatening than when the same object is in the hands of someone white - are automatic intentional actions: namely those actions meet both the conditions for automaticity (and are therefore automatic actions) and also the conditions for intentionality (and are therefore intentional actions).
|Publisher||Social Science Research Network (SSRN)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|