The other-race effect (ORE) in face recognition refers to poorer
recognition of other- than own-race faces. This thesis addresses
two overarching questions: what causes the ORE and what are the
consequences of the ORE.
Concerning the cause(s) of the ORE, two specific questions are
addressed: whether social-motivation or perceptual experience
(contact) contributes to the ORE; and whether plasticity of face
recognition for face subtypes (specific races) is...[Show more]
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