The importance of out-group characteristics for the own-group face memory bias

Fuller, Elizabeth A., Majolo, Bonaventura, Flack, Tessa R. and Ritchie, Kay L. (2021) The importance of out-group characteristics for the own-group face memory bias. Visual Cognition, 29 (4). pp. 263-276. ISSN 1350-6285

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Abstract

The own-group bias (OGB) in face recognition refers to the finding that in-group faces are recognized with greater accuracy than out-group faces. Current literature emphasizes the
importance of in-group characteristics for the OGB. Across two experiments we explored the importance of both in-group and out-group characteristics. Using an old/new task, Experiment 1 categorized faces by university membership and found no evidence of the OGB or a relationship between the OGB and attitudes towards the in-group. Experiment 2 used realworld categories of football (soccer) teams, with the out-group representing a high or low threat to the in-group. Here we found an out-group disadvantage (rather than an in-group advantage) only when the out-group was low threat, and a relationship between out-group butnot in-group attitudes and the size of the OGB. These findings suggest that the characteristics of the out-group can be more important than the in-group in modulating the OGB.

Keywords:face recognition, face memory, own group bias
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C850 Cognitive Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C830 Experimental Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C880 Social Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
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Deposited On:14 May 2021 11:29

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