Facial-Feature Resemblance Elicits the Transference Effect

  title={Facial-Feature Resemblance Elicits the Transference Effect},
  author={Michael W. Kraus and Serena Chen},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={518 - 522}
In transference, a perceiver’s representation of a significant other is activated and used to interpret and respond to a new target person who bears some resemblance to the particular significant other. Integrating research on face perception and transference, we hypothesized that transference can occur on the basis of the resemblance of a target’s facial features to those of a perceiver’s significant other. Experimental results supported this hypothesis. Manipulating an upcoming interaction… 

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