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When They Do Not All Look Alike: Using Identity to Reduce Own-race Bias


September 24, 2012

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People often remark that people of a different race "all look alike." However, when we have trouble recognizing people from another race, it may actually have little to do with the other person's race. Instead, new research finds that we can improve our memory of members of another race by identifying ourselves as part of the same group. Such identification could improve everything from race relations to eyewitness identification. Full Story

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Society for Personality and Social Psychology

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