University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
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).
Caregivers; Face perception; Infants; Men; Women; Women caregivers
Child Psychology | Developmental Psychology | Psychology
Rennels, J. L.
The Effect of Experience on Infants’ Visual Preferences.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/mcnair_posters/34