The other-race effect in 3-year-old German and Cameroonian children

Suhrke J, Freitag C, Lamm B, Teiser J, Faßbender I, Poloczek S, Teubert M, Voehringer IA, Keller H, Knopf M, Lohaus A, et al. (2014)
Frontiers in Psychology 5.

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Recognizing individual faces is an important human ability that highly depends on experience. This is reflected in the so called other-race effect; adults are better at recognizing faces from their own ethnic group, while very young infants do not show this specialization yet. Two experiments examined whether 3-year-old children from two different cultural backgrounds show the other-race effect. In Experiment 1, German children (N = 41) were presented with a forced choice paradigm where they were asked to recognize female Caucasian or African faces. In Experiment 2, 3-year-olds from Cameroon (N = 66) participated in a similar task using the same stimulus material. In both cultures the other-race effect was present; children were better at recognizing individual faces from their own ethnic group. In addition, German children performed at a higher overall level of accuracy than Cameroonians. The results are discussed in relation to cultural aspects in particular.
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Suhrke J, Freitag C, Lamm B, et al. The other-race effect in 3-year-old German and Cameroonian children. Frontiers in Psychology. 2014;5.
Suhrke, J., Freitag, C., Lamm, B., Teiser, J., Faßbender, I., Poloczek, S., Teubert, M., et al. (2014). The other-race effect in 3-year-old German and Cameroonian children. Frontiers in Psychology, 5.
Suhrke, J., Freitag, C., Lamm, B., Teiser, J., Faßbender, I., Poloczek, S., Teubert, M., Voehringer, I. A., Keller, H., Knopf, M., et al. (2014). The other-race effect in 3-year-old German and Cameroonian children. Frontiers in Psychology 5.
Suhrke, J., et al., 2014. The other-race effect in 3-year-old German and Cameroonian children. Frontiers in Psychology, 5.
J. Suhrke, et al., “The other-race effect in 3-year-old German and Cameroonian children”, Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 5, 2014.
Suhrke, J., Freitag, C., Lamm, B., Teiser, J., Faßbender, I., Poloczek, S., Teubert, M., Voehringer, I.A., Keller, H., Knopf, M., Lohaus, A., Schwarzer, G.: The other-race effect in 3-year-old German and Cameroonian children. Frontiers in Psychology. 5, (2014).
Suhrke, Janina, Freitag, Claudia, Lamm, Bettina, Teiser, Johanna, Faßbender, Ina, Poloczek, Sonja, Teubert, Manuel, Voehringer, Isabel A., Keller, Heidi, Knopf, Monika, Lohaus, Arnold, and Schwarzer, Gudrun. “The other-race effect in 3-year-old German and Cameroonian children”. Frontiers in Psychology 5 (2014).
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