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									CELEBRITY ATTITUDE SCALE

SCRIPT INFO

Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 01-06-2015
last updated: 01-08-2016 by K.Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software LLC

Copyright © 01-08-2016 Millisecond Software


BACKGROUND INFO

											*Purpose*
This script implements the Celebrity Attitude Scale as described in:

Maltby, J., Day, L., McCutcheon, L.E., Houran, J. & Ashe, D. (2006). Extreme celebrity worship,
fantasy proneness and dissociation: Developing the measurement and understanding of celebrity worship within a
clinical personality context. Personality and Individual Differences, 40, 273-283


											  *Task*
Participants answer 34 questions (+2 additional questions) about their attitude towards a self-selected celebrity.


DATA FILE INFORMATION: 
The default data stored in the data files are:

(1) Raw data file: 'CelebrityAttitudeScale.iqdat'

date, time, group, subject:		date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber 
build:							the Inquisit build 

q*_response:					response given (in assigned values)
q*_latency:						how much time (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited)


(2) Summary data file: 'CelebrityAttitudeScale_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)

script.startdate:				date script was run
script.starttime:				time script was started
script.subjectid:				subject id number
script.groupid:					group id number
script.elapsedtime:				time it took to run script (in ms)
computer.platform:				the platform the script was run on
/completed:						0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run)

SubscaleScores:
/IntensePersonal
/EntertainmentSocial
/BorderlinePathological

and individual scores for all 36 questions


SCORING
Intense personal 1+ 8 + 11 + 2 + 33 + 18 + 24 + 12 + 14 + 16 + 28 +6 + 3
Entertainment Social 17+ 31 + 23 + 13 + 19+ 29 +5
Borderline Pathological 4 + 22 + 25 + 15 + 20 + 7
The rest of the items can be considered as filler items

EDITABLE CODE:
check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc. 
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code to further customize your experiment.


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