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Lucy in the Mind of Lennon$

Tim Kasser

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199747603

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199747603.001.0001

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(p.125) Appendix C Statistical Comparisons of Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (Liwc) Results for Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Compared to No. 1 Us and Uk Hit Singles between January 1, 1966 and Mid-February 1967

(p.125) Appendix C Statistical Comparisons of Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (Liwc) Results for Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Compared to No. 1 Us and Uk Hit Singles between January 1, 1966 and Mid-February 1967

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LIWC Indicator

LSD% of Words

Mean % of Words in Recent Hit Songs

Standard Deviation of Recent Hit Songs

LSD’s Z-score

> 6 letters

20.35

9.40

4.67

2.39

Pronouns

6.19

20.27

8.03

-1.74

First person singular

0.00

8.55

5.23

-1.63

First person plural

0.00

0.56

1.03

-0.55

Second person

3.10

5.16

4.51

-0.45

Third person singular

1.33

1.40

2.76

-0.02

Third person plural

0.00

0.31

0.64

-0.48

Articles

13.72

5.19

4.14

2.09

Verbs

3.98

19.69

7.01

-2.24

Past tense verbs

0.88

2.85

2.82

-0.70

Present tense verbs

3.10

13.18

5.55

-1.81

Future tense verbs

0.00

2.10

1.98

-1.06

Adverbs

1.77

5.12

2.93

-1.13

Prepositions

24.78

10.61

5.10

2.73

Conjunctions

2.65

5.01

2.54

-0.92

Negaters

0.00

3.19

3.47

-0.92

Numbers

0.00

0.86

1.48

-0.58

Social

7.96

15.17

8.16

-0.87

Family

0.00

0.10

0.37

-0.26

Friend

0.00

0.14

0.32

-0.45

Humans

1.77

2.43

3.93

-0.17

Affect

0.44

6.84

5.70

-1.12

Positive emotion

0.44

5.20

5.34

-0.89

Negative Emotion

0.00

1.64

3.23

-0.51

Cognitive

14.60

15.99

5.91

-0.29

Insight

0.44

1.99

1.83

-0.84

Cause

0.00

1.68

1.73

-0.97

Discrepancy

0.00

1.82

1.80

-1.01

Tentative

1.77

1.95

2.57

-0.06

Certainty

0.00

2.24

1.81

-1.24

Inhibition

0.44

1.13

1.73

-0.39

Inclusive

11.95

3.75

2.94

2.67

Exclusive

0.00

2.58

2.00

-1.29

Perceptual

3.98

4.15

2.95

-0.04

Seeing

3.98

1.71

2.07

1.12

Hearing

0.00

1.26

1.98

-0.63

Feeling

0.00

1.04

1.24

-0.84

Biology

2.65

2.75

2.10

-0.04

Body

2.21

1.07

1.06

1.09

Health

0.00

0.36

0.76

-0.47

Sexual

0.00

1.31

1.83

-0.72

Ingestion

0.44

0.07

0.31

1.22

Relativity

26.11

16.00

8.00

1.18

Motion

3.98

2.42

1.80

0.89

Space

19.91

7.04

5.13

2.46

Time

2.21

6.06

5.49

-0.78

Work

0.00

0.25

0.63

-0.39

Achievement

0.44

0.53

0.89

-0.09

Leisure

0.00

0.88

1.22

-0.72

Home

0.00

0.23

0.65

-0.36

Money

0.00

0.24

0.55

-0.44

Religion

0.00

0.18

0.51

-0.35

Death

0.00

0.10

0.29

-0.34

Note: See note in appendix B. The only difference for this table is that the means, standard deviations, and z-scores are based on the sample of recent popular songs (including Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds), rather than recent Lennon songs.

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