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The combined influence of the own-age, -gender, and -ethnicity biases on face recognition.

Mukudi, P. and Hills, P.J., 2019. The combined influence of the own-age, -gender, and -ethnicity biases on face recognition. Acta psychologica, 194 (March), 1-6.

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DOI: /10.1016/j.actpsy.2019.01.009


Whether the own-group (own-ethnicity, own-gender, and own-age) biases in face recognition are based on the same mechanism and whether their effects are additive or not are as yet unanswered questions. Employing a standard old/new recognition paradigm, we investigated the combined crossover effects of the own-ethnicity, own-gender, and own-age biases in a group of 160 participants. Result showed that while face recognition accuracy decreased as the number of out-group features increased, the own-ethnicity bias appeared to have more of a unique influence on face recognition than the other biases. Furthermore, we established that in a single group of participants, these biases appear to be based on different mechanisms: the own-ethnicity bias is based on individuation whereas the own-age and own-gender biases are based on motivation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:own-ethnicity bias; own-gender bias; own-age bias; own-group bias; face recognition; additive effects
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:31681
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:25 Jan 2019 14:15
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:14


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