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Table 3 Affective ratings of picture stimuli from IAPS

From: The effects of yoga and quiet rest on subjective levels of anxiety and physiological correlates: a 2-way crossover randomized trial

  Normative Ratings N = 50 Participant Ratings N = 40 Test Statistics
  M SD M SD  
Pleasant Picture Valance Rating 7.80 0.61 6.88 1.80 0.1523
Pleasant Picture Arousal Rating 5.90 0.55 2.99 2.32 0.3863
Pleasant Picture Dominance Rating 5.77 0.93 3.93 2.29 0.2330
Neutral Picture Valance Rating 5.01 0.31 5.36 1.10 −0.0967
Neutral Picture Arousal Rating 3.48 0.98 1.28 0.85 0.5047
Neutral Picture Dominance Rating 5.50 0.94 2.94 2.0 0.3609
Unpleasant Picture Valance Rating 1.80 0.40 1.76 1.25 0.0096
Unpleasant Picture Arousal Rating 6.77 0.59 3.17 2.97 0.3770
Unpleasant Picture Dominance Rating 3.41 1.02 6.56 2.57 −0.3568
  1. A two-sample t-test determined no significant difference between mean self-assessment manikin (SAM) ratings to pleasant, neutral and unpleasant pictures between study participants and the published normative values for college women. The critical value needed to reach significance was 2.021