UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

No matter how real: Out-group faces convey less humanness

Swiderska, A; Krumhuber, E; Kappas, A; (2013) No matter how real: Out-group faces convey less humanness. In: Reichardt, D, (ed.) Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Emotion and Computing: Current Research and Future Impact. (pp. pp. 52-59). DHBW Stuttgart: Stuttgart, Germany. Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text
Swiderska_No_matter_how_real.pdf

Download (765kB) | Preview

Abstract

Past research on real human faces has shown that out-group members are commonly perceived as lacking human qualities, which links them to machines or objects. In this study, we aimed to test whether similar out-group effects generalize to artificial faces. Caucasian participants were presented with images of male Caucasian and Indian faces and had to decide whether human traits (naturally and uniquely human) as well as emotions (primary and secondary) could or could not be attributed to them. In line with previous research, we found that naturally human traits and secondary emotions were attributed less often to the out-group (Indian) than to the in-group (Caucasian), and this applied to both real and artificial faces. The findings extend prior research and show that artificial stimuli readily evoke intergroup processes. This has implications for the design of animated characters, suggesting that outgroup faces convey less humanness regardless of how life-like their representation is.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: No matter how real: Out-group faces convey less humanness
Event: 7th Workshop on Emotion and Computing, 16 September 2013, Koblenz, Germany
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://wwwlehre.dhbw-stuttgart.de/~reichardt/itemo...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: objectification; realism; face perception; emotion; out-group
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Experimental Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1427149
Downloads since deposit
22Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item