STUDY REGARDING FAMILIAR FACE RECOGNITION MEMORY WITH INDEX RECOGNITION ON YOUNG PEOPLE
FLORENTINA CRISTINA DĂSCĂLIUC ª, VLAD BURTAVERDEª , TEODOR MIHAILA
aBucharest University, Bld. M. Kogălniceanu nr. 34-36, 050107, Romania
This research focuses on highlighting the effect of using makeup as a face recognition index of known media stars and highlighting gender differences in recognizing faces of celebrities. Method: Participants in this research are 40 students, aged between 18 and 24 years (Mean = 20.45, SD = 1.37), 20 girls and 20 boys. Materials: Two sets of pictures stars faces: the pictures used in face recognition are the two sets of pictures of some familiar celebrity faces in Romania. Results: Applying the Student t test for independent groups confirmed the research hypothesis that there are statistically significant differences between the number of correct recognitions of familiar celebrities without makeup vs. the number of correct recognitions of familiar celebrities with makeup (t = -2.96, p <0.05). Furthermore it was revealed that after applying Wilcoxon statistical test boys recognize significantly more celebrity faces with makeup than without makeup (p <0.05). Girls, however, recognized an almost equal number of faces both with makeup and without makeup (p> 0.05). These records are based on the fact that girls use makeup, unlike boys, and, thus, have developed a perception system of facial indices different from those used by boys in recognition of face with makeup. These indicators can be eye size, eye color, distance between nose and eyes, and lips.
Keywords: Face recognition, memory, face recognition indices, familiar faces.
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2. F.C. Dăscăliuc, V. Burtăverde, & T. Mihăilă (2012). Study regarding familiar face recognition memory with index recognition on young people. Romanian Journal of Experimental Applied Psychology, vol. 3 no.2, pp.5-11, 2012.