A new Mooney test
Behavior Research Methods
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Verhallen, R., & Mollon, J. (2015). A new Mooney test. Behavior Research Methods https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-015-0666-0
Since its introduction in 1957, the Mooney test has continued to see active use in studies of visual perception, in studies using brain imaging, and in clinical research. Mooney’s original version is of limited length, however, and was designed to be administered by time-consuming personal interview. We have developed a new, extended version of the Mooney test that is suitable for online testing and for use in a test–retest paradigm. The Mooney–Verhallen Test (MVT) comprises 144 trials, takes on average less than 10 min to complete, and has a Spearman–Brown-corrected test–retest reliability of ρ = .89. We outline our methods for developing the stimuli and for selecting the final stimulus set, and we present the results from two rounds of testing on two independent samples of 374 participants and 505 participants, respectively. The test is freely available for scientific use.
Mooney test, closure, two-tone images, gestalt perception, face perception, individual differences
RJV is grateful for funding received from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the Hendrik Muller Fonds, the Grindley Fund, and the Cambridge Philosophical Society.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-015-0666-0
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/251050