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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036


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Cross-cultural features of eye movements in perception of persons of different races 1146


Ananyeva K.I.
PhD in Psychology, Research Fellow, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Basul I.A.
Junior Researcher. Laboratory of Cognitive Processes and Mathematical Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Institute of Psychology RAS, Moscow, Russia

Demidov A.A.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of General Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia

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.

Keywords: other-race effect, eye movement, free viewing, interpersonal assessment

Column: Psychology of Perception


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