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							REGULATORY FOCUS STRENGTH MEASURE
SCRIPT INFO

Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software LLC
Date: 12-05-2012
last updated: 03-15-2016 by K.Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software LLC

Copyright © 03-15-2016 Millisecond Software


BACKGROUND INFO

											*Purpose*
This Inquisit script implements the regulatory focus strength measure developed by

Higgins, E. T., Shah, J., & Friedman, R. (1997). Emotional responses to goal attainment: Strength of regulatory 
focus as moderator. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 515-525.

(more info on Higgins Lab: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/psychology/higgins/measures.html#rfq)


											  *Task*
Description from website above (Higgins Lab):	
										  
"Self-guide Strength Measure: Participants are asked to list, one at a time, four attributes they would ideally like to
possess and four attributes they believe they ought to possess, in a seemingly random
order—specifically, one ideal, two oughts, one ideal, one ought, two ideals, and one
ought. After providing each ideal attribute, participants are asked to respond to the
following two items:
(1) "For the last attribute, rate the extent to which you would IDEALLY LIKE
TO possess the attribute (from 1-4)."
(2) "For the last attribute, rate the extent to which you believe you ACTUALLY
possess the attribute (from 1-4)."
After providing each ought attribute, participants are asked to respond to the following
two items:
(1) "For the last attribute, rate the extent to which you believe you OUGHT TO
possess the attribute (from 1-4)."
(2) "For the last attribute, rate the extent to which you believe you ACTUALLY
possess the attribute (from 1-4)."

The computer records participants’ (1) responses (both attributes and ratings) and (2)
response latencies for attributes and ratings. Thus, three latencies are recorded for each
attribute—time for typing attribute, time for ideal/ought rating, and time for actual rating.
Only the first three ideals and the first three oughts are used in computed ideal and ought
strength.

To calculate ideal and ought strength, log-transform the reaction times. Sum them
separately for ideals and oughts. Multiply these two totals by –1, so that higher numbers
indicate greater strength/accessibility (i.e., shorter response times). Always control for
the opposite focus in any analyses."



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

(1) Raw data file: 'RegulatoryFocusStrength_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) 
/count_ideal/count_ought/count_total:		counts ideal/ought/all attributes
/keyword:									depending on condition, either 'HOPE' or 'OUGHT' 
response:									the participant's response
latency: 									the response latency in ms
/rt:										the response latency in ms; in the case of openended responses it is the firstcharlatency
/log_rt:									log transform of the latency (stored in values.rt)


(2) Summary data file: 'RegulatoryFocusStrength_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)
/count_ideal/count_ought/count_total:		counts ideal/ought/all attributes
/sum_selfdiscrepancymeasure_ideal13:		sum of the first three ideal-is discrepancy measures (ideal minus actual rating)
/sum_selfdiscrepancymeasure_ought13:		sum of the first three ought-is discrepancy measures (ought minus actual rating)
/sum_selfdiscrepancymeasure_ideal:			sum of ALL ideal-is discrepancy measures
/sum_selfdiscrepancymeasure_ought:			sum of ALL ought-is discrepancy measures

/mean_selfdiscrepancy_ideal13-
/mean_selfdiscrepancy_ought:				mean self-discrepancy ratings for ideal and ought (13 = only item 1 to 3)

/sum_ideal13_logrt/sum_ought13_logrt:		sum of the log transformed latencies for ideal/ought trial sequences for first three measures
/sum_ideal_logrt/sum_ought_logrt:			sum of the log transformed latencies for ALL ideal/ought trial sequences
+ converted scores (multiplied by -1)
/mean_logrt_ideal13/mean_logrt_ought13:		mean log latencies of the first three ideal/ought measures
/mean_logrt_ideal/mean_logrt_ought:			mean log latencies of all ideal/ought measures


EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP
This script provides the basic building blocks to run trial sequences for IDEAL trials and OUGHT trials.
The default is to run the following 8 sequences: 1 I, 2 O, 1 I, 1, O, 2 I, 1 O (see note above)

If a different sequences or a different number of trial sequences should be run, go to 
section BLOCKS -> block.RegulatoryFocus and follow instructions

Trial Sequences:
trial sequences for IDEAL/OUGHT condition start with
a) openended question for attribute
b) check if that attribute is a repeat (only works if the same spelling of word is used)
c) if new attribute: rating for hope to possess/ought to posses (if repeat attribute, back to a)
d) rating for is states

INSTRUCTIONS
general instructions can be edited under INSTRUCTIONS as well as under several text elements under
STIMULI

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:

/color_ideal/color_ought:			colors in which the words 'HOPE TO BE'/'OUGHT TO BE' are printed in the instructions


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