ERIC Number: EJ663355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Recognition of Caricatures.
Chang, Paul P. W.; Levine, Susan C.; Benson, Philip J.
Developmental Psychology, v38 n6 p1038-51 Nov 2002
Examined children's and adults' perceptions of facial stimuli that were either systematically exaggerated (caricatures) or de-exaggerated (anticaricatures) relative to a norm face. Found that all ages perceived caricatures as the most distinctive version and anticaricatures as least distinctive; the smallest effect was for 6-year-olds. Caricatures were identified as quickly as veridical faces and faster than anticaricatures. Stimulus familiarity interacted with caricature to determine processing speed and choice of best likeness. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A