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    Developmental origins of the other-race effect

    Anzures, Gizelle and Quinn, P.C. and Pascalis, O. and Slater, A.M. and Tanaka, J.W. and Lee, K. (2013) Developmental origins of the other-race effect. Current Directions in Psychological Science 22 (3), pp. 173-178. ISSN 0963-7214.

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    The other-race effect (ORE) in face recognition refers to better recognition memory for faces of one’s own race than faces of another race—a common phenomenon among individuals living in primarily mono-racial societies. In this article, we review findings suggesting that early visual and sociocultural experiences shape one’s processing of familiar and unfamiliar race classes and give rise to the ORE within the 1st year of life. However, despite its early development, the ORE can be prevented, attenuated, and even reversed given experience with a novel race class. Social implications of the ORE are discussed in relation to development of race-based preferences for social partners and racial prejudices.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): other-race effect, perceptual narrowing, face perception, face recognition, face processing
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 10:40
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:05


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