Journal article

The Socio-Moral Image Database (SMID): A novel stimulus set for the study of social, moral and affective processes

C Murawski, DL Carone, S Bode, SM Laham

PLoS ONE | Public Library of Science (PLoS) | Published : 2018


A major obstacle for the design of rigorous, reproducible studies in moral psychology is the lack of suitable stimulus sets. Here, we present the Socio-Moral Image Database (SMID), the largest standardized moral stimulus set assembled to date, containing 2,941 freely available photographic images, representing a wide range of morally (and affectively) positive, negative and neutral content. The SMID was validated with over 820,525 individual judgments from 2,716 participants, with normative ratings currently available for all images on affective valence and arousal, moral wrongness, and relevance to each of the five moral values posited by Moral Foundations Theory. We present a thorough anal..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by a Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences Equipment Grant to SL and SB, a Melbourne Neuroscience Institute Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship to DC, a Melbourne Neuroscience Institute Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Grant to SB, CM, and SL, and an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE140100350) to SB. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.