An ‘other-Race Effect’ for Categorizing Faces by Sex

  title={An ‘other-Race Effect’ for Categorizing Faces by Sex},
  author={A. O'Toole and J. Peterson and K. Deffenbacher},
  pages={669 - 676}
  • A. O'Toole, J. Peterson, K. Deffenbacher
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perception
  • It is well-known that people recognize faces of their own race more accurately than faces of other races—a phenomenon often referred to as the ‘other-race effect’. Using brief presentations of faces, we show a similar effect for the task of discriminating the sex of a face. Specifically, Caucasian observers discriminated male and female Caucasian faces more accurately/efficiently than did Oriental(1) observers, and Oriental observers discriminated male and female Japanese faces more accurately… CONTINUE READING

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