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

Michael Jason Bernstein, Donald Sacco, Steven G. Young, Kurt Hugenberg

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-198
Number of pages8
Journalbasic and applied social psychology
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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