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									REGULATORY FIT INDUCTION
SCRIPT INFO

Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 01-11-2013
last updated: 01-22-2016 by K.Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software LLC

Copyright © 01-22-2016 Millisecond Software


BACKGROUND INFO

											*Purpose*
This script implements the regulatory fit induction task as described by Dr. E. T. Higgins:

Higgins Lab: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/psychology/higgins/measures.html#


											  *Task*
Participants are asked to list 1 goal and then up to 8 strategies (-> set number under VALUES->editable values).



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

(1) Raw data file: 'RegulatoryFitInduction_raw*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)

build:							Inquisit build
computer.platform:				the platform the script was run on
date, time, subject, group:		date and time script was run with the current subject/groupnumber 
blockcode, blocknum:			the name and number of the current block
trialcode, trialnum: 			the name and number of the currently recorded trial
									(Note: not all trials that are run might record data; by default data is collected unless /recorddata = false is set for a particular trial/block) 
stimulusitem:					the presented stimuli in order of trial presentation
response:						the participant's response
correct:						the correctness of the response (1 = correct; 0 = incorrect)
latency: 						the response latency (in ms)

(2) Summary data file: 'RegulatoryFitInduction_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)


EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP
4 between participant conditions (assignment by groupnumber, participants should be blind to the condition they are in):
Regulatory fit (prevention focus and vigilant strategy)
Regulatory non-fit (prevention focus and eager strategy)
Regulatory fit (promotion focus and eager strategy)
Regulatory non-fit (promotion focus and vigilant strategy)

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.

The parameters you can change are:

/repeatstrategy:				set how many strategies participants are supposed to list per goal (default:8)

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