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Does Personality Affect our Ability to Match Faces?

20 November 2019

The topic of the study is to explore whether there is a relationship between personality and matching of unfamiliar faces. It is not well understood what accounts for differences in unfamiliar face matching ability in populations and weaknesses in these skills can negatively impact an individual’s life experience. The present study aims to provide evidence that individual differences in personality traits affect unfamiliar face matching ability.


  • 1. Participants must be over 18 years of age.
  • 2. Participants must have healthy sight in both eyes (short or long sighted is fine, if glasses or contact lenses are worn)
  • 3. Participants must not have a known cognitive dysfunction

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the University of Liverpool Psychology Online department on October 1st 2019.

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Postgraduate psychology student.

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