Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

No Race Effect (ORE) in the Automatic Orienting toward Baby Faces: When Ethnic Group does not matter


Proverbio, Alice Mado; Gabriele, Valeria De; Manfredi, Mirella; Adorni, Roberta (2011). No Race Effect (ORE) in the Automatic Orienting toward Baby Faces: When Ethnic Group does not matter. Psychology, 02(09):931-935.

Abstract

It was shown that own (vs. other) race baby faces capture attention automatically whereas other race babies do not (Hodsoll et al., 2010). Other literature provided evidence of an innate preferential response to baby faces (baby schema effect). We investigated whether infant (vs. adult) faces automatically attracted attention (exoge- nous orienting), and whether this was modulated by ethnicity. 30 students took part in this study. Their task was to decide whether a lateralized target was upright or inverted. Targets were preceded by 400 baby or adult (Cau- casian vs. non-Caucasian) faces shortly flashed in the same location, thus acting as spatial cues (valid/invalid). Results showed no effect of the ethnic group but of face age in speeding up RTs to targets preceded by baby faces. Significant costs for invalid locations cued by baby faces were also found (difficulty in disengagement). The data indicate how visual attention is literally captured by baby schema, independent of baby race.

Abstract

It was shown that own (vs. other) race baby faces capture attention automatically whereas other race babies do not (Hodsoll et al., 2010). Other literature provided evidence of an innate preferential response to baby faces (baby schema effect). We investigated whether infant (vs. adult) faces automatically attracted attention (exoge- nous orienting), and whether this was modulated by ethnicity. 30 students took part in this study. Their task was to decide whether a lateralized target was upright or inverted. Targets were preceded by 400 baby or adult (Cau- casian vs. non-Caucasian) faces shortly flashed in the same location, thus acting as spatial cues (valid/invalid). Results showed no effect of the ethnic group but of face age in speeding up RTs to targets preceded by baby faces. Significant costs for invalid locations cued by baby faces were also found (difficulty in disengagement). The data indicate how visual attention is literally captured by baby schema, independent of baby race.

Statistics

Citations

Dimensions.ai Metrics

Altmetrics

Downloads

6 downloads since deposited on 04 Mar 2019
6 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:1 January 2011
Deposited On:04 Mar 2019 15:42
Last Modified:04 Mar 2019 15:51
Publisher:Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:2152-7180
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.4236/psych.2011.29140

Download

Download PDF  'No Race Effect (ORE) in the Automatic Orienting toward Baby Faces: When Ethnic Group does not matter'.
Preview
Content: Published Version
Filetype: PDF
Size: 1MB
View at publisher