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Abstract: The current research tested children memory for emotional and
neutral African-American and Caucasian-American male and female faces. The results revealed
a three-way interaction with race, sex, and expression, demonstrating a developmental
sensitivity to numerous social factors and the integration of multiple streams of facial
information (e.g., race, sex, and emotion). Follow-up ... read moreanalyses revealed a more accurate
identification of White faces than Black faces, regardless of emotional expression, by
8-year-olds, but not younger children or young adults. Adults, but not children, had a more
accurate identification of happy faces than angry faces, regardless of
Thesis (M.S.)--Tufts University, 2012.
Submitted to the Dept. of Psychology.
Advisor: Nalini Ambady.
Committee: Heather Urry, and E.J. Masicampo.
Keywords: Psychology, Developmental psychology, and Social