Faculty Publications

Title

Perceptual identification and the cross-race effect

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Cross-race effect, Face identification, Perceptual identification, Visual search, Working memory

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Visual Cognition

Volume

18

Issue

5

First Page

767

Last Page

779

Abstract

The current research examined whether the cross-race effect (CRE) was evident in perceptual identification tasks and the extent to which certain boundary conditions moderated the effect. Across two experiments, a significant CRE was observed in measures of accuracy and response latency. As predicted, Experiment 1 showed that the CRE was exacerbated when encoding time was brief and test set size was increased. Experiment 2 replicated the effect of set size, but also showed that the CRE was more pronounced when the retention interval was lengthened. The theoretical and practical implications of the results are discussed. © 2010 Psychology Press.

Original Publication Date

5-1-2010

DOI of published version

10.1080/13506280903178622

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