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Table 1. 

The Experimental Conditions and Topic of the Stories


Condition
Topic

Condition
Topic
Story 1 Perception Theatre hall Story 10 Control N/A 
Action Playing the piano Action Fixing TV and cables 
Emotion Winning a prize on stage Emotion Getting compliments from your boss 
Story 2 Perception New York City Story 11 Control N/A 
Action Renovating apartment Action Dancing 
Emotion Confrontation with neighbors Emotion Getting injured in a car accident 
Story 3 Perception Paris Story 12 Control N/A 
Action Playing with a toddler Action Assembling furniture 
Control N/A Control N/A 
Story 4 Perception Basketball stadium Story 13 Perception Disco 
Action Playing basketball Control N/A 
Emotion Winning a game Emotion A close relative dying in a hospital 
Story 5 Perception Mountain ranges Story 14 Perception 3-D movie 
Action Jogging Control N/A 
Emotion Being robbed Emotion Meeting personal idol 
Story 6 Perception Decorative church Story 15 Perception Biochemical lab 
Action Conducting music Control N/A 
Control N/A Control N/A 
Story 7 Control N/A Story 16 Perception London 
Action Baking Control N/A 
Emotion Getting compliments from others Emotion Being cheated on by your romantic partner 
Story 8 Control N/A Story 17 Perception Disneyland 
Action Watching a football game Control N/A 
Emotion Being dumped by your romantic partner Emotion Marriage proposal 
Story 9 Control N/A Story 18 Perception Los Angeles 
Action Painting walls Control N/A 
Control N/A Control N/A 

Condition
Topic

Condition
Topic
Story 1 Perception Theatre hall Story 10 Control N/A 
Action Playing the piano Action Fixing TV and cables 
Emotion Winning a prize on stage Emotion Getting compliments from your boss 
Story 2 Perception New York City Story 11 Control N/A 
Action Renovating apartment Action Dancing 
Emotion Confrontation with neighbors Emotion Getting injured in a car accident 
Story 3 Perception Paris Story 12 Control N/A 
Action Playing with a toddler Action Assembling furniture 
Control N/A Control N/A 
Story 4 Perception Basketball stadium Story 13 Perception Disco 
Action Playing basketball Control N/A 
Emotion Winning a game Emotion A close relative dying in a hospital 
Story 5 Perception Mountain ranges Story 14 Perception 3-D movie 
Action Jogging Control N/A 
Emotion Being robbed Emotion Meeting personal idol 
Story 6 Perception Decorative church Story 15 Perception Biochemical lab 
Action Conducting music Control N/A 
Control N/A Control N/A 
Story 7 Control N/A Story 16 Perception London 
Action Baking Control N/A 
Emotion Getting compliments from others Emotion Being cheated on by your romantic partner 
Story 8 Control N/A Story 17 Perception Disneyland 
Action Watching a football game Control N/A 
Emotion Being dumped by your romantic partner Emotion Marriage proposal 
Story 9 Control N/A Story 18 Perception Los Angeles 
Action Painting walls Control N/A 
Control N/A Control N/A 
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