Individual differences in personality and face recognition ability

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dc.contributor Roskos-Ewoldsen, Beverly
dc.contributor Hamilton, James C.
dc.contributor Wood, Dustin
dc.contributor.advisor Boles, David B.
dc.contributor.advisor Tullett, Alexa M.
dc.contributor.author Worley, McKensie Martin
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-14T18:11:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-14T18:11:43Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003066
dc.identifier.other Worley_alatus_0004D_13551
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/5198
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Differences in face recognition between extraverts and introverts as well as emotionally negative and emotionally positive individuals were investigated. Personality was measured through the administration of the Big Five Inventory-2 (BFI-2), and face recognition was measured through the administration of the Cambridge Face Memory Test (CFMT). A non-significant correlation between extraversion and face recognition suggests the two variables are unrelated. A marginally significant correlation between negative emotionality and face recognition was negative, which suggests increased negative emotionality is related to decreased face recognition. Experimental manipulations were used to differentially impact the performance of extraverts and introverts in Experiment 1 and emotionally negative and emotionally positive individuals in Experiment 2. In Experiment 1, participants listened to music that was either neutral or exciting (non-neutral), and in Experiment 2, participants watched a video that was either neutral or tense. While neither extraverts and introverts nor emotionally negative and emotionally positive individuals were differentially impacted by the experimental manipulations, the results indicated the experimental manipulations had an overall effect on face recognition for all subjects. Specifically, subjects placed in the non-neutral conditions demonstrated worse face recognition than subjects placed in the neutral conditions. Further testing is warranted to better understand the relationship between negative emotionality and face recognition as well as the impact of the experimental manipulations used in the present study on face recognition.
dc.format.extent 112 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Cognitive psychology
dc.subject.other Experimental psychology
dc.subject.other Psychology
dc.title Individual differences in personality and face recognition ability
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Department of Psychology
etdms.degree.discipline Psychology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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