PRIMING EFFECTS IN CHILDRENS FACE RECOGNITION

H D ELLIS, D M ELLIS, Judith Ann Hosie

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Abstract

Two experiments are described that explore identity priming to faces in children and young adults. Experiment 1 indicated that subjects of five years show the same identity priming reaction time (RT) advantage as older children in a face familiarity task. In the second experiment, five-year-olds and young adults were tested on a task involving identity priming (same picture on each occasion) and non-identity priming (different view of the face on the second occasion). Again the RTs for familiarity judgements were qualitatively the same across ages. For each group, identity priming produced a greater facilitation than non-identity priming. The data are considered alongside those showing the absence of developmental changes in implicit memory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-110
Number of pages10
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume84
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1993

Keywords

  • EXPLICIT MEMORY
  • IMPLICIT

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ELLIS, H. D., ELLIS, D. M., & Hosie, J. A. (1993). PRIMING EFFECTS IN CHILDRENS FACE RECOGNITION. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 84, 101-110.