'Taboo word' norms
Perceptual and Motor Skills
A procedure for constructing taboo-word norms for a college population is described. The results of a pilot study of perceptual defense, employing these norms with 30 students, are also reported. There was no correlation between word frequency and perceptual defense.
Sandwith, Michael and Evans, James D., "'Taboo word' norms" (1977). Faculty Scholarship. 285.