Investigating the Other-Race Effect of Germans towards Turks and Arabs using Multinomial Processing Tree Models

Henrik Singmann, David Kellen, Karl Christoph Klauer

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Abstract

The other-race effect (ORE) refers to the phenomenon that recognition memory for other-race faces is worse than for own-race faces. We investigated whether White Germans exhibited an ORE towards Turkish or Arabic faces using a multinomial processing tree model (MPT), the two-high threshold model of recognition memory with three response categories (old, skip, and new). Using an MPT enabled us to adequately disentangle memory and response processes using the Fisher information approximation, a minimum description length based measure of model complexity. Results showed that participants exhibited an ORE on the memory parameters but not on the parameters representing response processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCooperative Minds
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Interaction and Group Dynamics - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2013
EditorsMarkus Knauff, Natalie Sebanz, Michael Pauen, Ipke Wachsmuth
PublisherThe Cognitive Science Society
Pages1330-1335
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780976831891
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Cooperative Minds: Social Interaction and Group Dynamics, CogSci 2013 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 31 2013Aug 3 2013

Publication series

NameCooperative Minds: Social Interaction and Group Dynamics - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2013

Conference

Conference35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Cooperative Minds: Social Interaction and Group Dynamics, CogSci 2013
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period7/31/138/3/13

Keywords

  • Face Recognition
  • Minimum Description Length
  • Multinomial Processing Tree Model
  • Other-Race Effect
  • Recognition Memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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