Faculty Publications

Title

The Role of Racial Markers in Race Perception and Racial Categorization

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Cognitive mechanism, Cross-race effect, Gating mechanism, Inversion effect, Race, Racial markers

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Science of Social Vision

Abstract

This chapter argues that race is so important socially, that a special cognitive mechanism sensitive to race via racial markers has been selected out through adaptive pressures within the evolutionary process. It presents a model representing how the mechanism integrates with other cognitive processes. Finally, it discusses how this model might be useful in examining other face-related phenomena such as the inversion effect.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2011

DOI of published version

10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333176.003.0020

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