Source: Gordon, R. (1949). An investigation into some of the factors that favour the formation of stereotyped images. British Journal of Psychology, 39, 156-167.
Employed in: Kihlstrom, J.F., Glisky, M.L., Peterson, M.A., Harvey, E.M., & Rose, P.M. (1991). Vividness and control of mental imagery: A psychometric analysis. Journal of Mental Imagery, 15, 133-142.
Please rate the degree to which you can control or manipulate visual images, regardless of how vivid these images may be. Read each question. It may be helpful to close your eyes while you try to visualize the scene described. Then answer the question, using the following rating scale:
|Very Easy||Unsure||Very Hard|
|1||Can you see a car standing in the road in front of a house?|
|2||Can you see it in color?|
|3||Can you now see it in a different color?|
|4||Can you now see the same car lying upside down?|
|5||Can you now see the same car back on its four wheels again?|
|6||Can you see the car moving along the road?|
|7||Can you see it climb up a very steep hill?|
|8||Can you see it climb over the top?|
|9||Can you see it get out of control and crash through a house?|
|10||Can you now see the same car running along the road with a handsome couple inside?|
|11||Can you see the car cross a bridge and fall over the side into the stream below?|
|12||Can you see the car all old and dismantled in a car-cemetery?|