Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Abstract

Research has shown that 3 to 4-month-olds with female primary caregivers show visual preferences for female relative to male faces (Quinn, Yahr, Kuhn, Slater, & Pascalis, 2002). Facial experience is likely an important influence on these preferences. From birth, infants’ experiences guide face processing skills. This processing ability influences the development of efficient face recognition later in life. The following study investigated (1) How visual pref­erences are influenced by real world experience with males and females, and (2) How experi­ence affects older infants’ visual preferences (i.e., 10-month-olds).

Keywords

Caregivers; Face perception; Infants; Men; Women; Women caregivers

Disciplines

Child Psychology | Developmental Psychology | Psychology

Language

English


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