We have collected and tested color scenes (500 x 500 pixels in size; with resolution of 72 pixels/inch), which are grouped into different affective contexts. The affective contexts are: Direct-Threat, Indirect-Threat, Past-threat, and Neutral. The scenes in all four contexts include exemplars with potential threat objects or dangerous animals, as well as those without them. All scenes were tested in several surveys, with the item results available for download as an Excel file. The same stimuli are also available as line drawings.
Below is an explanation of the ratings.
Image name includes a code of what the scene contains. 'A' stands for animal, 'W' stands for weapon, 'Y' and 'N' indicate whether a weapon or dangerous animal is present in the scene.
'Personal Q' refers to the mean ratings and standard deviation on the personal harm question in our survey, 'Impers Q' refers to the harm to others ratings, and 'Past Q' refers to the question on how much harm has already occurred in the past.
The model fits are the best linear fit for a particular scenes to those three questions.
The catalogs of all of the stimuli are available for download as PDF files: