Introduction: The APS was developed to measure individual differences in what people enjoy about visual art. It measures three scales, two that are applicable to the style of the work and one that is applicable to the content of the work. The three scales were developed without any particular theory of art just by looking at what were the strongest correlations between different possible questions using the statistical technique of factor analysis. Read more about the development.
Procedure: The test consists of 30 pairs of paintings, for each pair you must choose which you prefer and by how much. It takes most people 2-5 minutes to complete.
Use: This test is provided for educational uses only. It is not administered professionally and comes with no guarantee of any kind. Results from the test will be stored and used for research (your participation will be completely anonymous).