Sex differences in imagery vividness: An artifact of the test


Department of Psychology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia 4067.


When scores from a modified Sheehan/Betts imagery questionnaire were reanalysed, previous findings - that females report more vivid imagery than males - were not confirmed. Because the modification affected only response bias, through changes in questionnaire format, it is argued that previously reported sex differences may be artifactual in so far as imagery vividness scores are concerned.