Rated pleasantness and association value of 101 English nouns
Date of Original Version
Ratings of pleasantness (PL) on a 7-point scale and of association value (a′) on a 5-point scale are reported for 101 two-syllable nouns. The ratings were obtained from two samples of 100 women each and two samples of 100 men each. Sizable differences were obtained between words on both scales. For women and men respectively, PL and a′ were correlated .570 and .585; PL and printed frequency were correlated .233 and .207; frequency and a′ were correlated .533 and .764. Women's and men's ratings correlated .973 for PL and .899 for a′. © 1969 Academic Press Inc. All rights reserved.
Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior
Silverstein, Albert, and Richard A. Dienstbier. "Rated pleasantness and association value of 101 English nouns." Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior 7, 1 (1968): 81-86. doi:10.1016/S0022-5371(68)80168-9.