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The other-race effect in face recognition: Perceptual, social-psychological and development insights

Wan, Lulu


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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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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