The Berlin Affective Word List Reloaded (BAWL-R)

Over the past years we have taken great effort in creating a wordlist that contains about 2900 German nouns, verbs, and adjectives. The BAWL-R is the first list that not only contains a large set of psycholinguistic indexes known to influence word processing, but also features ratings regarding emotional arousal in addition to emotional valence and imageability. The BAWL-R is intended to help researchers create stimulus material for a wide range of experiments dealing with the affective processing of German verbal material.

The wordlist can be obtained for free from the following webpage:

For more detailed information please see:

Võ, M. L.-H., Conrad, M., Kuchinke, L., Hartfeld, K., Hofmann, M. F., & Jacobs, A. M. (2009). The Berlin Affective Word List Reloaded (BAWL-R). Behavior Research Methods, 41(2), 534-538.

Võ, M. L.-H., Jacobs, A. M., & Conrad, M. (2006). Crossvalidating the Berlin Affective Word List (BAWL). Behavior Research Methods, 38(4), 606-609.