hkr.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Ansiktsigenkänning: Holistisk och analytisk bearbetning vid ansiktsigenkänning av den egna etniska gruppen jämfört med andra etniska grupper
Kristianstad University. Kristianstad University, School of Teacher Education.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Ethnic bias in face recognition : are own-race faces processed more holistically? (English)
Abstract [sv]

Abstract (Svenska)

Den här undersökningen försöker ta reda på om orsaken till att människor bättre minns ansikten av sin egen etnicitet än ansikten med annan etnisk bakgrund ligger i mer holistisk än analytisk inkodning. Det testades även om kända och okända ansikten inkodas holistiskt eller analytiskt. Sammanlagt 51 personer deltog i undersökningen. Hälften av stimulusmaterialet var ljushyade (amerikaner av europeiskt ursprung) och hälften var mörkhyade (amerikaner av afrikanskt ursprung). 1/3 av stimulusmaterialet var bilder av mörka och ljusa kända personer. Uppgiften var att försöka känna igen bilderna då de visades på nytt med en förvrängning som skulle gynna antingen holistisk eller analytisk bearbetning. Resultaten visade att kända ansikten inkodades bättre än okända, och att skillnaden var större för holistisk än analytisk bearbetning. Skillnaden mellan ljusa och mörka ansikten gick i samma riktning, men var inte signifikant.

Abstract [en]

Abstract (English)

The purpose of this study was to examine if the reason for Own Race Bias (ORB) – The fact that humans remember faces of their own ethnicity better than faces with another ethnic background/history – lies in the encoding mechanism. It also examined if celebrity faces were more holistically, and non-celebrity faces more analytically, encoded. Half of the stimulus material consisted of Caucasian Americans, and the other half of African Americans. One third of the faces belonged to celebrities. The task for the 51 participants was to recognize the faces. The results showed that celebrity faces were more often recognized than non-celebrity faces, and the difference was greater in holistic processing than in analytic. The difference between Caucasian and African faces showed the same tendency, but was not significant.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
Face recognition, own-race bias, eyewitness
National Category
Social Sciences Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-6648OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-6648DiVA: diva2:323506
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2010-10-25 Created: 2010-06-11 Last updated: 2010-10-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(602 kB)1198 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 602 kBChecksum SHA-512
9912cf0ebf1e5e7449023969a6f55eb0a15f8ae5dd654e55a5dd825b5efbdbb8465a240f5e9f076a16a918da6d6a46fd1b4f4787a92dc0e4b5e6fcb2cc4b7bc0
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Kristianstad UniversitySchool of Teacher Education
Social SciencesPsychology (excluding Applied Psychology)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1198 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 212 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf