Perception and motivation in face recognition: a critical review of theories of the Cross-Race Effect.

@article{Young2012PerceptionAM,
  title={Perception and motivation in face recognition: a critical review of theories of the Cross-Race Effect.},
  author={Steven G. Young and Kurt Hugenberg and Michael J. Bernstein and Donald F. Sacco},
  journal={Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={116-42}
}
Although humans possess well-developed face processing expertise, face processing is nevertheless subject to a variety of biases. Perhaps the best known of these biases is the Cross-Race Effect--the tendency to have more accurate recognition for same-race than cross-race faces. The current work reviews the evidence for and provides a critical review of theories of the Cross-Race Effect, including perceptual expertise and social cognitive accounts of the bias. The authors conclude that recent… CONTINUE READING
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