VVIQ

The Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire (VVIQ) was developed in 1973 by the British psychologist David Marks (Marks, 1973). The VVIQ consists of 16 items in four groups of 4 items in which the participant is invited to consider the image formed in thinking about specific scenes and situations. The vividness of the image is rated along a 5-point scale. The questionnaire has been widely used as a measure of individual differences in the vividness of visual imagery. The large body of evidence confirms that the VVIQ is a valid and reliable psychometric measure of visual image vividness.

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INSTRUCTIONS:

For each item on this questionnaire, try to form a visual image, and consider your experience carefully.  For any image that you do experience, rate how vivid it is using the five-point scale described below.  If you do not have a visual image, rate vividness as ‘1’.  Only use ‘5’ for images that are truly as lively and vivid as real seeing.  Please note that there are no right or wrong answers to the questions and that it is not necessarily desirable to experience imagery or, if you do, to have more vivid imagery.

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Think of some relative or friend whom you frequently see (but who is not with you at present) and consider carefully the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
1. The exact contour of face, head, shoulders and body
Think of some relative or friend whom you frequently see (but who is not with you at present) and consider carefully the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
2. Characteristic poses of head, attitudes of body etc.
Think of some relative or friend whom you frequently see (but who is not with you at present) and consider carefully the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
3. The precise carriage, length of step etc., in walking
Think of some relative or friend whom you frequently see (but who is not with you at present) and consider carefully the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
4. The different colours worn in some familiar clothes
Visualise a rising sun. Consider carefully the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
5. The sun rising above the horizon into a hazy sky
Visualise a rising sun. Consider carefully the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
6. The sky clears and surrounds the sun with blueness
Visualise a rising sun. Consider carefully the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
7. Clouds. A storm blows up with flashes of lightning
Visualise a rising sun. Consider carefully the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
8. A rainbow appears
Think of the front of a shop which you often go to. Consider the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
9. The overall appearance of the shop from the opposite side of the road
Think of the front of a shop which you often go to. Consider the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
10. A window display including colours, shapes and details of individual items for sale
Think of the front of a shop which you often go to. Consider the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
11. You are near the entrance. The colour, shape and details of the door.
Think of the front of a shop which you often go to. Consider the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
12. You enter the shop and go to the counter. The counter Assistant serves you. Money changes hands.
Finally think of a country scene which involves trees, mountains and a lake. Consider the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
13. The contours of the landscape
Finally think of a country scene which involves trees, mountains and a lake. Consider the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
14. The colour and shape of the trees
Finally think of a country scene which involves trees, mountains and a lake. Consider the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
15. the colour and shape of the lake
Finally think of a country scene which involves trees, mountains and a lake. Consider the picture that comes before your mind’s eye.
16. A strong wind blows on the trees and on the lake causing reflections in the water.
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