- Female college students, USA, 191?
- N = 69
- Non Response
Multiple assesment methods
Rating by peers and projective tests
- Authors's Label
- Promptness of plea- sant association
- Our Classification
- Each S was given 5 stimulus words in succession with the instruction to recall an unpleasant associated personal experience; then 5 words with the instruction to recall a pleasant idea. When a word had suggested an (un)pleasant idea the S rapped on the table. The intervals between giving the word and the S's rap were measured by a stopwatch.
Sixty stimulus words were used, thirty each for the pleasant and unpleasant recalls. The average reaction time for the pleasant experiences was divided by the average reaction time for the unpleasant experiences.