Cross-Race Preferences for Same-Race Faces Extend Beyond the African Versus Caucasian Contrast in 3-Month-Old Infants

Kelly, David J. and Liu, S. and Ge, L. and Quinn, P. C. and Slater, A. M. and Lee, K. and Liu, Q. and Pascalis, O. (2007) Cross-Race Preferences for Same-Race Faces Extend Beyond the African Versus Caucasian Contrast in 3-Month-Old Infants. Infancy, 11 (1). pp. 87-95. ISSN 1525-0008. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/15250000709336871) (Full text available)

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Abstract

A visual preference procedure was used to examine preferences among faces of different races and ethnicities (African, Asian, Caucasian, and Middle Eastern) in Chinese 3-month-old infants exposed only to Chinese faces. The infants demonstrated a preference for faces from their own ethnic group. Alongside previous results showing that Caucasian infants exposed only to Caucasian faces prefer same-race faces (Kelly et al., 2005) and that Caucasian and African infants exposed only to native faces prefer the same over the other-race faces (Bar-Haim, Ziv, Lamy, & Hodes, 2006), the findings reported here (a) extend the same-race preference observed in young infants to a new race of infants (Chinese), and (b) show that cross-race preferences for same-race faces extend beyond the perceptually robust contrast between African and Caucasian faces.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: David Kelly
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 12:55 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2018 10:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/70889 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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