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Individual differences in the ability to recognise facial identity are associated with social anxiety

Davis, Joshua M.; McKone, Elinor; Dennett, Hugh; O'Connor, Kirsty B.; O'Kearney, Richard; Palermo, Romina


Previous research has been concerned with the relationship between social anxiety and the recognition of face expression but the question of whether there is a relationship between social anxiety and the recognition of face identity has been neglected. Here, we report the first evidence that social anxiety is associated with recognition of face identity, across the population range of individual differences in recognition abilities. Results showed poorer face identity recognition (on the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-12-14
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028800


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