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Author Baldwin, Shaun
Title Racial categorization of ethnically ambiguous faces and cross-race effect
Descript 72 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-04, page: 2087
Adviser: Thomas Toppino
Thesis (M.S.)--Villanova University, 2007
The cross-race (CR) effect is the phenomenon in which participants have more difficulty recognizing members of another race relative to recognizing members of their own race. Recent studies have raised questions about how the order of presentation (before vs. after) of different external racial labels (African-American vs. Caucasian) may alter perception and subsequent recognition of racially ambiguous faces. This research sought to provide empirical evidence that would demonstrate the effect of external labeling on prompting the CR effect with racially ambiguous faces. Participants showed no effects of label order, and, although significant race label effects were obtained, recognition favored cross-race faces rather than same-race faces. Concerns regarding the source of the unpredicted results and possible paths for future experiments are discussed
School code: 0245
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 45-04
Subject Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Psychology, Cognitive
Alt Author Villanova University
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