This package collects several classical word pools used most often to provide lists of words in psychological studies of learning and memory.
A word pool consists of a population of words, together with various descriptive measures (number of letters, number of syllables, word frequency, etc.) and normative measures (imagery, concreteness, etc.) that can be used in experimental designs to vary and control such factors.
At present, the package contains three main word pools:
Paivio - the Paivio etal. (1968) word list of 925 nouns
TWP - the Friendly etal. (1982) Toronto Word Pool of 1080 words in various grammatical classes
Battig - the Battig & Montague (1969) Categorized Word Norms, containing 5231 words listed in
56 taxonomic categories. Various measures on these categories are given in
In addition, the function
pickList provides the ability to select items from such
lists with restrictions on the ranges of the measured variables.
Maintainer: Michael Friendly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friendly, M. Word list generator. http://datavis.ca/online/paivio/