Microdynamics of person perception: the role of time’s exposure and ethnos



The article presents the results of an empirical study of the microdynamics of person perception. Stimulus images of persons from four ethnic groups — Tuvans, Russians, Kabardians and Komi, were presented to three independent groups of subjects to assess specific individual psychological characteristics, with different exposure times — 200, 1000 and 3000 ms. The subjects were Tuvans living in Kyzyl, the Republic of Tuva. For each of the evaluated qualities, the adequacy of the interpersonal assessment was calculated and its relations with such variable studies as the ethnicity and exposure time of the stimulus image were determined. The results obtained indicate a complex, non-linear relationship between the adequacy of interpersonal assessment and exposure time of the stimulus image, as well as the important role of the ethnic group of communicants in the structure of person perception.

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Keywords: person perception, face, assessment of individual psychological characteristics, microgenesis, ethnicity

Journal rubric: Psychology of Perception

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2019120411

Funding. The work was performed as part of the State task of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 25.3916.2017 / ПЧ “Cross-cultural determinants of cognitive-communicative processes”.

For citation: Demidov A.A., Diveev D.A. Microdynamics of person perception: the role of time’s exposure and ethnos. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2019. Vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 142–150. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2019120411. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Alexander A. Demidov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of General Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Experimental Psychology, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6660-5761, e-mail: demidov@inpsycho.ru

Dmitry A. Diveev, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Department of General Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2826-4185, e-mail: diveev2@gmail.com



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