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Table A3. 

Verb Frequency by Scenario Category

Scenario Category
Action
Belief
Perception
Desire
Emotion
Communication
Neutral 61 
Harm 71 14 
Dishonest 72 15 
Disgust 70 15 
Scenario Category
Action
Belief
Perception
Desire
Emotion
Communication
Neutral 61 
Harm 71 14 
Dishonest 72 15 
Disgust 70 15 

Each scenario was parsed into the five verb categories described by Bartsch and Wellman (1989). These categories included action (e.g., eats, makes), belief (e.g., thinks, knows), desire (e.g., wants, tries), emotion (e.g., suffers, feels), and communication (e.g., asks, tells). Action verbs were more frequently represented than any other category. Chi square analyses revealed that the frequency of action, belief, and desire verbs did not differ significantly across categories (χ2 < 4.64; all ps > .20). The frequency of emotion and communication verbs did differ by scenario category (χ2(3) = 9.06, p = .028 and χ2(3) = 10.13, p = .017, respectively).

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