Arnold Lab Jaap Clue Stimuli

picture copyThis is the homepage for the Arnold Lab Jaap Clue Stimuli. These stimuli were developed by Elise Rosa and Jennifer Arnold, with illustrations by Hillary Jaap. They were designed to be used in an interactive, event-retelling task that was focused on eliciting referential expressions in a Clue-like murder mystery. The stimuli consist of 53 pairs of pictures which together depict a story. One goal in developing these stimuli was to provide a more interesting format for participants to interact with a lab confederate in an experimental setting. We wanted to develop an environment participants might be familiar with, and to  create illustrations that would allow participants to describe possible actions in a realistic manner.


All images on this site are copyrighted to Jennifer E. Arnold, 2015.  You may not sell these images or use them for any commercial business without explicit permission from Jennifer Arnold (UNC Chapel Hill, Dept. of Psychology).

These images and the experimental paradigm are provided free of charge for the purpose of not-for-profit research and educational purposes, as long as you meet the following criteria.   This usage policy includes the right to use the pictures , linguistic stimuli, and background video in their current state, or in a modified format.

Your use of these stimuli constitutes an agreement to the following two conditions:

1. You cite our website and the first publication describing this work:

Rosa, E. C., & Arnold, J. E. (2017). Predictability affects production: Thematic roles can affect reference form selection. Journal of Memory and Language, 94, 43-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.jml.2016.07.007 [RosaArnoldFINAL]- final accepted manuscript

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2. If you make modifications to these stimuli, you agree to share your modified stimuli with us (jarnold – at – email – dot – unc – dot -edu) so we can add them to the site and make them available for others.

We also hope that you will communicate your findings with us, and if you publish research using these stimuli, you notify us so we can list your publication.


Funded partially by:

the Stephenson/Lindquist fund at UNC Chapel Hill


NSF Grant 1348549 to Jennifer Arnold


Arnold Lab 2014