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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

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Intercultural differences in the description and identification of persons of their own and someone else’s ethnicity on the example of portrait images 498

Lupenko E.A.
PhD in Psychology, Research Associate, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

The article presents the results of a study of differences in the perception, description and identification of persons of their own and someone else’s ethnicity, represented in portrait images. The subjects were Russian and Tuvinian students. It is shown that the ethnicity of observers influences the choice of one or another way of describing the depicted characters, but does not depend on the ethnicity of the characters. Differences in the number of characteristics used in the description of the Russian and Tuvinian sample of subjects were obtained. The success of the identification of the descriptions received is generally higher in the Russian sample. The joint solution of the problem of identification (pair experiment) does not lead to an improvement in its results.

Keywords: cross-cultural differences, ethnicity, personal identification by verbal description, portrait image of a man

Column: Social Psychology


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The research was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation GC 25.3916.2017/4.6.

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