Julie Kirkham

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We examined the finding that aesthetic evaluations are more similar across observers for representational images than for abstract images. It has been proposed that a difference in convergence of observers' tastes is due to differing levels of shared semantic associations (Vessel & Rubin, 2010). In Experiment 1, student participants rated 20(More)
Understanding how aesthetic preferences are shared among individuals, and its developmental time course, is a fundamental question in aesthetics. It has been shown that semantic associations, in response to representational artworks, overlap more strongly among individuals than those generated by abstract artworks and that the emotional valence of the(More)
  • J Kirkham
  • 1986
The previously reported high birth defect rate from 1968-1982 on the island of Lanai in Hawaii was found to be due to incomplete recording of birth defects on birth certificates elsewhere in the state. The elevated birth defect rate and low birth weight rate for the area of Kohala on the big island were without obvious explanations and were sufficiently(More)
1 2 We examined the finding that aesthetic evaluations are more similar across observers for 3 representational images than for abstract images. It had been proposed that a difference in 4 convergence of observers' tastes was due to differing levels of shared semantic associations 5 Beauty and the beholder: Highly individual taste for 6 abstract, but not(More)
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