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A stimulus set of people famous to current generation Australian undergraduates, with recognition norms for face images and names

Stoney, Corinne; Robbins, Rachel; McKone, Elinor

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Objective Who is famous varies across countries, time and generations. We provide a stimulus set of famous faces and names, plus corresponding recognition norms, useful to Australian researchers testing current generation young adults. Methods We created a new face stimulus set, and normed these for recognition by young adult Caucasian Australians, aged 18-32 years, in 2018-2019. Face images were all recent, typical‐appearance, high‐resolution photographs of the target person. To ensure...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorStoney, Corinne
dc.contributor.authorRobbins, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorMcKone, Elinor
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-01T01:18:03Z
dc.identifier.issn0004-9530
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/270065
dc.description.abstractObjective Who is famous varies across countries, time and generations. We provide a stimulus set of famous faces and names, plus corresponding recognition norms, useful to Australian researchers testing current generation young adults. Methods We created a new face stimulus set, and normed these for recognition by young adult Caucasian Australians, aged 18-32 years, in 2018-2019. Face images were all recent, typical‐appearance, high‐resolution photographs of the target person. To ensure cultural exposure to people famous in Australia (e.g., local politicians), participants had lived in Australia for most or all of their lives. Participants were asked to identify 114 potentially‐famous Caucasian people, then indicated whether they knew each person or not from their name. For 49 of the famous people, recognition rates come from sample sizes of N = 119-143 participants. The remainder are from smaller sample sizes (N = 22-46). Results Of the names, 89/114 were recognised at ≥90% accuracy. A subset of 45 people were highly famous from both name‐and‐face. Other subsets had mid‐range recognition accuracy, suitable for name and/or face priming studies. We also report each face image's expression (happy vs. not) and perceived face age (young, middle aged, or older), and provide a set of 24 similar‐attractiveness non‐famous faces. Conclusions Our stimulus set of famous faces/names, and data on their degree of famousness, may be valuable in many areas of Australian psychological research (e.g., into face recognition mechanisms, social context priming, memory, personality) and practice (e.g., diagnosis of developmental prosopagnosia). The face set is available from the authors.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by: Australian Research Council grant DP150100684 (EM), and Research School of Psychology funding to CS.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Psychological Society
dc.rights© 2020 Australian Psychological Society
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of Psychology
dc.subjectfamous faces
dc.subjectfamous names
dc.subjectfamous people
dc.subjectnorms
dc.subjectstimulus lists
dc.subjectstimulus sets
dc.titleA stimulus set of people famous to current generation Australian undergraduates, with recognition norms for face images and names
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume72
dc.date.issued2020
local.identifier.absfor520400 - Cognitive and computational psychology
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB15229
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationStoney, Corinne, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationRobbins, Rachel, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcKone, Elinor, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150100684
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage328
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage336
local.identifier.doi10.1111/ajpy.12295
dc.date.updated2021-08-01T08:24:40Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85088802185
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