The hows and whys of face processing: Level of construal influences the holistic processing of human faces

Wyer, Natalie A., Hollins, Timothy J. and Pahl, Sabine (2015) The hows and whys of face processing: Level of construal influences the holistic processing of human faces. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144 (6). pp. 1037-1041. ISSN 0096-3445

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Abstract

Face recognition and identification are optimized by holistic processing. Various visual-spatial manipulations appear to have transfer effects on holistic face processing. The present experiment tests the effects of a semantic manipulation-of construal level-on holistic processing as measured by composite congruency effects. Participants completed two blocks of trials. The first served as a baseline, whereas the second included a manipulation of construal level. High-level construal resulted in stronger congruency effects, indicative of greater holistic processing (relative to baseline and to low-level construal). These results have implications for conceptualizations of both construal level and holistic processing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: face processing,construal level,composite paradigm,holistic processing
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 01:41
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 01:27
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63070
DOI: 10.1037/xge0000112

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