Class, Race, and the Face: Social Context Modulates the Cross-Race Effect in Face Recognition

@article{Shriver2008ClassRA,
  title={Class, Race, and the Face: Social Context Modulates the Cross-Race Effect in Face Recognition},
  author={Edwin R. Shriver and Steven G. Young and Kurt Hugenberg and Michael J. Bernstein and Jason R. Lanter},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={34},
  pages={260 - 274}
}
The current research investigates the hypothesis that the well-established cross-race effect (CRE; better recognition for same-race than for cross-race faces) is due to social-cognitive mechanisms rather than to differential perceptual expertise with same-race and cross-race faces. Across three experiments, the social context in which faces are presented has a direct influence on the CRE. In the first two experiments, middle-class White perceivers show superior recognition for same-race White… Expand
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