A robust method of measuring other-race and other-ethnicity effects: the Cambridge Face Memory Test format

McKone, Elinor, Stokes, Sacha, Liu, Jia, Cohan, Sarah, Fiorentini, Chiara, Pidcock, Madeleine, Yovel, Galit, Broughton, Mary and Pelleg, Michel (2012) A robust method of measuring other-race and other-ethnicity effects: the Cambridge Face Memory Test format. PLoS ONE, 7 10: e47956.1-e47956.6. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047956

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Author McKone, Elinor
Stokes, Sacha
Liu, Jia
Cohan, Sarah
Fiorentini, Chiara
Pidcock, Madeleine
Yovel, Galit
Broughton, Mary
Pelleg, Michel
Title A robust method of measuring other-race and other-ethnicity effects: the Cambridge Face Memory Test format
Journal name PLoS ONE   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-6203
Publication date 2012-10-30
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0047956
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 7
Issue 10
Start page e47956.1
End page e47956.6
Total pages 6
Place of publication San Francisco United States
Publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Language eng
Abstract Other-race and other-ethnicity effects on face memory have remained a topic of consistent research interest over several decades, across fields including face perception, social psychology, and forensic psychology (eyewitness testimony). Here we demonstrate that the Cambridge Face Memory Test format provides a robust method for measuring these effects. Testing the Cambridge Face Memory Test original version (CFMT-original; European-ancestry faces from Boston USA) and a new Cambridge Face Memory Test Chinese (CFMT-Chinese), with European and Asian observers, we report a race-of-face by race-of-observer interaction that was highly significant despite modest sample size and despite observers who had quite high exposure to the other race. We attribute this to high statistical power arising from the very high internal reliability of the tasks. This power also allows us to demonstrate a much smaller within-race other ethnicity effect, based on differences in European physiognomy between Boston faces/observers and Australian faces/observers (using the CFMT-Australian).
Keyword Multidisciplinary Sciences
Science & Technology - Other Topics
MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID DP0984558
5R01EY013602-07
91132703
CE110001021
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Music Publications
 
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