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Stanford University

Stanford Computation and Cognition Lab

In this experiment, we are interested in how people make judgments about other people's reactions.


Today, you will be watching some individual people play on a game show. They will be betting on a spinning wheel. The prizes that they will receive, as well as the chance that they win, will vary from game to game.

You will watch a total of {{}} games.

On some trials, you will see the outcome on the wheel. On other trials, you will see the player's face. Sometimes, you might see both.

We will be asking you to guess how the player feels after finding out the result of each game.

is going to spin this wheel.

He will win the amount of money shown in the section the wheel lands on (indicated by the black pointer).
Please study the wheel closely: make sure you know how much he would win for each section, and how large each section is.

After the wheel is spun, you will be shown either the wheel, or his face after seeing the result, or both.

is ready to spin the wheel! Click on the green button when you are ready.

How do you think feels? Please guess how strongly he feels for each of the following emotions:
  Happiness:     Not at all Extremely
      Sadness:       Not at all Extremely
      Anger:         Not at all Extremely
    Surprise:       Not at all Extremely

    Disgust:         Not at all Extremely
        Fear:           Not at all Extremely
Contentment:   Not at all Extremely
Disappointment: Not at all Extremely    

We would like you to fill in a short, one-page questionnaire. For each item, indicate how well it describes you by choosing the appropriate response on the scale. There is no "right" or "wrong" answer. Please answer as honestly as you can. Thank you.

Note: sometimes due to the screen size or the font size, the labels on the scales may end up in a confusing place. If that happens, try to zoom in or zoom out (increase or decrease the font size).

For the following items, indicate how well it describes you from "This statement describes me not very well" on the left end, to "This statement describes me very well" on the right.

Not very well           Very well  
I often have tender, concerned feelings for people less fortunate than me.                         
I sometimes find it difficult to see things from the "other guy's" point of view.                         
Sometimes I don't feel very sorry for other people when they are having problems.                         
I try to look at everybody's side of a disagreement before I make a decision.                         
When I see someone being taken advantage of, I feel kind of protective towards them                         
I sometimes try to understand my friends better by imagining how things look from their perspective.                         
Other people's misfortunes do not usually disturb me a great deal.                         
If I'm sure I'm right about something, I don't waste much time listening to other people's arguments.                         

Please indicate how well you agree with the following statements. "Strongly Disagree" on the left to "Strongly Agree" on the right.

Strongly            Neutral            Strongly
Disagree                                       Agree
When I want to feel more positive emotion (such as joy or amusement), I change what I'm thinking about.                           
I keep my emotions to myself.                           
When I want to feel less negative emotion (such as sadness or anger), I change what I'm thinking about.                           
When I am feeling positive emotions, I am careful not to express them.                           
When I'm faced with a stressful situation, I make myself think about it in a way that helps me stay calm.                           
I control my emotions by not expressing them.                           
I control my emotions by changing the way I think about the situation I'm in.                           
When I am feeling negative emotions, I make sure not to express them.                           

Please indicate how much fear you feel when you are faced with the following situations.

Talking to people in authority   None                 Mild                 Moderate                Severe   
Talking with people you don't know very well   None                 Mild                 Moderate                Severe   
Meeting strangers.   None                 Mild                 Moderate                Severe   
Being the center of attention.   None                 Mild                 Moderate                Severe   
Expressing a disagreement or disapproval to people you don't know very well.   None                 Mild                 Moderate                Severe   
Resisting a high pressure salesperson.   None                 Mild                 Moderate                Severe   

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