Stereotyping ricochet: complex effects of racial distinctiveness on identification accuracy.

@article{Kleider2001StereotypingRC,
  title={Stereotyping ricochet: complex effects of racial distinctiveness on identification accuracy.},
  author={Heather M. Kleider and Stephen D. Goldinger},
  journal={Law and human behavior},
  year={2001},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={605-27}
}
Stuidies show that distinctive (e.g., attractive) people are better remembered than typical people (B. L. Cutler & S. D. Penrod, 1995). We investigated the effect of a Black person's presence on recognition accuracy for surrounding White individuals. Regarding eyewitness accuracy for an event, we expected more errors for White targets accompanied by Black confederates (experimental condition) than by White confederates (control). A staged accident was witnessed by participants, followed by a… CONTINUE READING