Cross-cultural features of eye movements in perception of persons of different races
Ananyeva K.I., Ph.D. in Psychology, Institute of Psychology RAS, Center of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, Moscow, Russia, email@example.com Basyul I.A., Research Associate, Laboratory of Experimental and Applied Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org Demidov A.A., Ph.D. in Psychology, Senior Research Associate, Center of Experimental Psychology, MCUPE, Assistant Professor, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, Moscow, Russia, email@example.com
We studied eye movements of Russians and Tuvans during free viewing and during assessment of individual psychological qualities by facial expressions in representatives of own and other races. Using the “Personal Differential” method, we found differences in the estimates of the representatives of Caucasoid, Mongoloid and Negroid races. We also registered differences in some characteristics of oculomotor activity of the Russian and Tuvan participants, namely, in the gaze direction and the number of fixations on the parts of face during face recognition and its racial attribution.
The study was supported by the Russian President’s grant, project № MK-7445.2015.6.
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