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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. ( for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 01-06-2015
last updated: 12-07-2018 by K.Borchert ( for Millisecond Software LLC

Script Copyright © 12-07-2018 Millisecond Software


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

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

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)


and individual scores for all 36 questions

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

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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