- 公益社団法人 日本心理学会
- 心理学研究 (ISSN:00215236)
- vol.57, no.3, pp.175-178, 1986-08-30 (Released:2010-07-16)
For use in experiments investigating semantic processing of nonverbal materials, 82 drawings of familiar objects are presented, along with their most common names, the mean ratings of image agreement, adequacy of complexity, and familiarity. Most concepts were exemplars from one of 10 familiar categories (animals, insects, vehicles etc.). Names and ratings were obtained from 81 undergraduates and graduate students. The moderate correlation (r=.40) was found between percentage of the most common name and image-agreement rating, but the other correlations were negligible. The mean ratings of three variables except adequacy of complexity were compared with those of Matsukawa (1983), obtained from Japanese subjects using Snodgrass and Vanderwart's (1980) drawings. The high correlation between familiarity of both studies (r=.88) indicates that this variable is not affected by visual characteristics of the particular stimulus set. The possible uses of the present stimulus set were suggested.