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A cultural setting where the other-race effect on face recognition has no social-motivational component and derives entirely from lifetime perceptual experience

Wan, Lulu; Crookes, Kate; Reynolds, Katherine J; Irons, Jessica; McKone, Elinor


Competing approaches to the other-race effect (ORE) see its primary cause as either a lack of motivation to individuate social outgroup members, or a lack of perceptual experience with other-race faces. Here, we argue that the evidence supporting the social-motivational approach derives from a particular cultural setting: a high socio-economic status group (typically US Whites) looking at the faces of a lower status group (US Blacks) with whom observers typically have at least moderate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Cognition
DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2015.07.011


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