Title

The Impact of Race and Inclusionary Status On Memory for Ingroup and Outgroup Faces

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2014

School

Psychology

Abstract

We explore how rejection by racial ingroup or outgroup members influences the Other Race Effect (ORE; the tendency to have better memory for same-race [SR] relative to other-race [OR] faces). White and Black participants were rejected or accepted by two racial ingroup or outgroup members during an online game. Participants then completed a face recognition task assessing SR and OR targets. Those playing with ingroup members showed the classic ORE. However, inclusion by outgroup members led to the ORE, while exclusion by outgroup members eliminated this effect by increasing outgroup face memory. We discuss future work on exclusion and the ORE.

Publication Title

Basic & Applied Social Psychology

Volume

36

Issue

3

First Page

191

Last Page

198

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