Individuation Motivation and Face Experience Can Operate Jointly to Produce the Own-Race Bias

  title={Individuation Motivation and Face Experience Can Operate Jointly to Produce the Own-Race Bias},
  author={Steven G. Young and Kurt Hugenberg},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={80 - 87}
The own-race bias (ORB) is the tendency for perceivers to better recognize own-race than cross-race (CR) faces. Perceptual approaches to understanding this effect suggest that perceivers typically have low levels of processing experience with CR faces, resulting in poor recognition memory. However, social–cognitive models have demonstrated that perceiver motivation can also influence CR recognition accuracy. The current work bridges these two literatures by exploring how participants' CR… 

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