Face identity recognition ability and psychosocial functioning in children and adults

Chloe Sinta Lim Giffard

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Recognising face identity is important for social functioning, yet people vary in their recognition
abilities. In this thesis, I explored psychosocial factors that may be associated with individual
differences in face recognition: social anxiety, shyness, and autistic traits. These associations were
examined in middle childhood, a period during which face recognition is developing, using crosssectional
and longitudinal methods. This relationship was also explored in adults, to determine
whether associations found in childhood remain stable into adulthood. A secondary aim was to
examine the relationship between the psychosocial factors as they share several characteristics, to
guide the conceptualisation of these factors.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Palermo, Romina, Supervisor
  • Jeffery, Linda, Supervisor
  • Gignac, Gilles, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date21 Mar 2024
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023


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