Archives of data and stimuli
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The Psychonomic Society has an excellent archive of norms, stimuli, and data from articles in recent Psychonomic Society publications. Think what a benefit it would be to the field if more journals had repositories for collaborative use. Until then, PsychWiki can help since anyone can edit the pages and add materials, or add links to different databases or archives so we have a master list of repositories. Plus, PsychWiki provides a way to communicate and discuss the pros/cons associated with using the various verbal, visual, pictorial, or auditory stimuli listed below.
Links to archives of data/stimuli
- Novel Object and Unusual Name (NOUN) Database
- Database of images of novel, unusual objects for experimental research. The database includes 64 primary stimuli and a collection of 10 novel categories, each including three exemplars.
- Psychonomic Society Archive of Norms, Stimuli, and Data
- Psychonomic Society Archive serves as a repository for electronic materials of general utility to researchers in psychology, including (a) Norms for verbal and pictorial stimuli that may be useful to other researchers, (b) Databases or data archives for model testing and evaluation, (c) Technical supplements related to data analyses, equipment calibration, etc., (d) Program source code for statistical analysis, stimulus generation, and similar applications, (e) Visual and auditory stimuli for use by other researchers, or (f) Other tabular or graphic information that is too extensive for paper publication.
- EPAA journal
- EPAA journal adopted the policy that any one publishing a quantitative study in the journal would have to agree to archive all the raw data at the journal website so that the data could be downloaded by any reader. See a discussion of this journal at the end of at end of this paper on the Gene V. Glass website.
- English Lexicon Project
- English Lexicon Project provides access to a large set of lexical characteristics, along with behavioral data from visual lexical decision and naming studies of 40,481 words and 40,481 nonwords. The naming and lexical decision data are currently being collected from six testing Universities. To date, they have collected 2,752,698 reaction time measurements from 816 subjects in the lexical decision experiment. They have also collected 1,125,880 experimental measurements from 444 subjects in the naming experiment.
- MRC Psycholinguistic Database
- The MRC psycholinguistic database is a machine-usable dictionary containing words with up to 26 linguistic and psycholinguistic attributes for each, including information on the spelling, syntactic category and number of letters, as well as information on the phonetics, syllabic count, stress patterns and aforementioned criteria affecting comprehension.
- WordNet is an online lexical reference system whose design is inspired by current psycholinguistic theories of human lexical memory. English nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are organized into synonym sets, each representing one underlying lexical concept. Different relations link the synonym sets.
- Word Association Thesaurus
- The Edinburgh Associative Thesaurus (EAT) is a set of word association norms showing the counts of word association as collected from subjects. This is not a developed semantic network such as WordNet, but empirical association data.
- University of South Florida Free Association Norms
- This site provides the largest database of free association ever collected in the United States available to interested researchers and scholars. More than 6,000 participants produced nearly three-quarters of a million responses to 5,019 stimulus words. Participants were asked to write the first word that came to mind that was meaningfully related or strongly associated to the presented word on the blank shown next to each item. This procedure is called a discrete association task because each participant is asked to produce only a single associate to each word.
- ARC Nonword database
- A database of nonwords.
- International Picture-Naming Project
- Database of pictures, and norms for the time taken to name them.
- Compendium of face databases
- A collection of links to databases of face images.
- CAL/PAL Face Database
- The CAL/PAL Face Database was developed at the University of Michigan by Meredith Minear and Denise Park. It includes over 1000 color photos of young, middle-aged, and older adults. This link is the same as the following link.
- Productive Aging Laboratory Face Database
- A database of male and female faces that can be sorted by age and emotion.
- Productive Aging Laboratory Culture Database: Pictures
- A Cross-Culturally Standardized Set of Pictures for Younger and Older Adults: American and Chinese Norms for Name Agreement, Concept Agreement and Familiarity
- Productive Aging Laboratory Culture Database: Categories
- A comparison of item responses to 105 verbal categories as a function of Age and Culture in China and the US.
- Psychological Image Collection at Stirling
- This is a collection of images useful for research in Psychology, such as sets of faces and objects. They are free for research use. The images in the database are organised into SETS, with each set often representing a separate experimental study.
- University of Florida Media Core
- The Media core develops, catalogs, evaluates, and distributes various types of media (stimuli) that can be used as prompts to affective experience in research projects.
- Facial Recognition Technology (FERET) Database
- The FERET program ran from 1993 through 1997 with the mission to develop automatic face recognition capabilities. The FERET image corpus was assembled to support the program, and consists of 14051 eight-bit grayscale images of human heads with views ranging from frontal to left and right profiles.
- Multimodal stimulus set (MULTIMOST)
- MULTIMOST consists of auditory and visual stimuli of natural and man-made objects for multisensory research. MULTIMOST and normative ratings are freely available to non-profit researchers. Go to 'Downloads' for further information.
- Radboud Faces Database (RaFD)
- RaFD is a set of pictures of 67 models (including Caucasian males and females, Caucasian children, both boys and girls, and Moroccan Dutch males) displaying 8 emotional expressions. The RaFD in an initiative of the Behavioural Science Institute of the Radboud University Nijmegen, which is located in Nijmegen (the Netherlands), and can be used freely for non-commercial scientific research by researchers who work for an officially accredited university.
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