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								*Comprehensive Affective Testing System - Reduced (CATS-R)*
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 09-29-2020
last updated:  11-19-2020 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Script Copyright © 11-19-2020 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements the START script to run the 
Comprehensive Affective Testing System - Reduced (CATS-R).

The CATS and CATS-R were created by:
Sarah G. Schaffer, PhD
Karen B. Froming, PhD
Amanda L. Gregory, PhD
C. Michael Levy, PhD
Paul Ekman, PhD


Reference for Means and Standard Deviations used to calculate z-scores:

Emotion Processing: The Comprehensive Affective Testing System. User Manual.
Published 2006 by Psychology Software Inc

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TEST SET UP	
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The Comprehensive Affective Testing System - Reduced (CATS-R) consists of 13 subtests:

subtest1: Identity Discrimination
subtest2: Affect Discrimination
subtest3: Nonemotional Prosody Discrimination
subtest4: Emotional Prosody Discrimination
subtest5: Name Affect
subtest6: Name Emotional Prosody
subtest7: Match Affect
subtest8: Select Affect
subtest9: Conflicting Prosody - Attend to Prosody
subtest10: Conflicting Prosody - Attend to Meaning
subtest11: Match Emotional Prosody to Emotional Face
subtest12: Match Emotional Face to Emotional Prosody
subtest 13: 3 Faces Test

This START script is a batch script that automatically runs

(1) cats_taskselection.iqx: this script collects demographic information and allows users to 
customize the sequence of the 13 tests (NOTE: this feature can be turned off by a parameter setting in
script catsr_taskselection.iqx; by default users can select the tasks to run)

(2) the number of subtests selected in the order specified:
catsr_task1.iqx - catsr_task13.iqx
(if not all subtests are selected, the scripts will start with a splash screen but then skip the actual test)

(3) catsr_summary.iqx: the final script alerts the user that the end has been reached and calculates
all summary variables. See script "catsr_summary.iqx" for a data glossary.

Note: the individual subtests cats_subtest1.iqx to cats_subtest13.iqx can be run as single scripts as well.

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EDITABLE CODE 
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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: