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Swedish Category Norms

Hellerstedt, Robin LU ; Rasmussen, Anders LU and Johansson, Mikael LU (2012) In Lund Psychological Reports 12 (3).
Abstract
Associations are not random. Semantic memory is structured in a way that when hearing a category name a listener will automatically think of exemplars belonging to this category. The order in which exemplars come to mind and the frequency of retrieval of exemplars across individuals are measures of category-exemplar associative strength. Associative strength affects a broad range of psychological phenomena and has proven to be a useful parameter in many research settings. The aim of the present study was to collect Swedish norm data for category-exemplar associative strength. A category name was read aloud to participants who were instructed to write down as many exemplars as possible during a 30 seconds time window. This procedure was... (More)
Associations are not random. Semantic memory is structured in a way that when hearing a category name a listener will automatically think of exemplars belonging to this category. The order in which exemplars come to mind and the frequency of retrieval of exemplars across individuals are measures of category-exemplar associative strength. Associative strength affects a broad range of psychological phenomena and has proven to be a useful parameter in many research settings. The aim of the present study was to collect Swedish norm data for category-exemplar associative strength. A category name was read aloud to participants who were instructed to write down as many exemplars as possible during a 30 seconds time window. This procedure was repeated for 80 categories. Frequency and average recall position for all responses that were generated by five percent or more of the participants are presented. (Less)
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Category norms, associations, associative strength, semantic memory
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Department of Psychology, Lund University
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  abstract     = {Associations are not random. Semantic memory is structured in a way that when hearing a category name a listener will automatically think of exemplars belonging to this category. The order in which exemplars come to mind and the frequency of retrieval of exemplars across individuals are measures of category-exemplar associative strength. Associative strength affects a broad range of psychological phenomena and has proven to be a useful parameter in many research settings. The aim of the present study was to collect Swedish norm data for category-exemplar associative strength. A category name was read aloud to participants who were instructed to write down as many exemplars as possible during a 30 seconds time window. This procedure was repeated for 80 categories. Frequency and average recall position for all responses that were generated by five percent or more of the participants are presented.},
  author       = {Hellerstedt, Robin and Rasmussen, Anders and Johansson, Mikael},
  issn         = {1404-8035},
  keyword      = {Category norms,associations,associative strength,semantic memory},
  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Lund Psychological Reports},
  title        = {Swedish Category Norms},
  volume       = {12 (3)},
  year         = {2012},
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