Stimulus Materials

Stimulus Materials for Social and Behavioral Research

The following stimulus sets are made available for academic research purposes. All stimulus sets were originally prepared for research using the Implicit Association Test at Project Implicit demonstration and research websites. Stimulus sets are stored as .zip files and images are in either .jpg or .gif format. Text stimuli are not available here, see Nosek (2005) or the citations below for stimulus words used in Project Implicit research. All images are small and designed for use in rapid judgment tasks.

The following citation is appropriate for referencing use of these stimuli:

  • Nosek, B. A., Smyth, F. L., Hansen, J. J., Devos, T., Lindner, N. M., Ratliff (Ranganath), K. A., Smith, C. T., Olson, K. R., Chugh, D., Greenwald, A. G., & Banaji, M. R. (2007). Pervasiveness and correlates of implicit attitudes and stereotypes. European Review of Social Psychology,18, 36-88.

Stimulus sets

Age faces. 6 young (3 male, 3 female) and 6 old (3 male, 3 female) morphed white faces cropped at forehead and chin. From the "age attitude task".

Asian/white faces and American/foreign landmarks. 6 asian (3 male, 3 female) and 6 white (3 male, 3 female) head-shot sketches of faces. 6 American and 6 foreign landmarks (e.g., Statute of Liberty and the pyramids). From the "Asian American stereotype" task.

Nationalism task stimuli sets. Tasks use a similar set of images and words - in most of these there are 3 images per country - the flag, an outline of the country, and an image of the current leader, famous figure, or prominent landmark: Canada-US, China-US, France-US, Germany-US, India-Pakistan, India-US, Israel-US, Italy-US, Japan-US, Korea-US, Mexico-US, Netherlands-US, Romania-US, South Africa-US, Switzerland-US, UK-US. From the international "Nationalism" tasks.

Disability. 8 images (4 abled and 4 disabled) representing abilities in the form of street signs or related representational forms. From the "disability" task.

Kids faces. 8 black (4 male, 4 female) and 8 white (4 male, 4 female) morphed head shots. From the "child race" task.

Native/white faces and American/foreign landmarks. 8 White American (4 male, 4 female) and 8 Native American (4 male, 4 female) head and shoulder historical images. 5 American and 5 foreign natural landmarks (e.g., Grand Canyon and Mt. Everest). From the "Native American stereotype" task.

Presidents. 6 head shots of U.S. presidents: Bush, Clinton, Jefferson, Kennedy, Lincoln, Nixon, Reagan, Roosevelt. Also, two of 5 recent presidents (Clinton, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon). From the "Presidental approval" task.

Race faces. 6 black (3 male, 3 female) and 6 white (3 male, 3 female) morphed young faces cropped at forehead and chin. From the "race attitude" task.

Religion items. 5 jewish and 5 other religion images (e.g., menorah and cross). From the "religion" task.

Sexuality. 2 gay (male), 2 lesbian, and 2 heterosexual image representations in as restroom and cake-topper figurines. From the "sexuality attitude" task.

Dark skin and light skin faces. 12 dark-skinned (8 male, 4 female) and 12 light-skinned (8 male, 4 female) sketched faces. The same face is represented in light and dark skin. From the "skin-tone attitude" task.

Weapons and faces. Same race faces as above. 7 weapons and 7 harmless objects. Weapons are 'classical' weapons that are not seen or used frequently in modern life (e.g., battle axe, mace, classical revolver). From the "race weapons" task.

Weight faces. 10 fat (5 male, 5 female) and 10 thin (5 male, 5 female) morphed faces of multiple ethnicities. The same face is represented as thin and fat. From the "weight attitude" task.