Eligibility Questionnaire

During this task, you will see a number of paragraphs that describe different situations. Please read each paragraph carefully, and imagine yourself in the situation described.

After each paragraph, you will see a set of sentences describing an event that might happen next. Although we know that you can't be sure what would happen next, and there is no right or wrong answer, we would like you to judge the likelihood of each of the events occurring next, given all the information that has already happened in the paragraph.

Urge to Lie Down:

You are at home and feel you want to lie down for a moment.

First, you check your phone for text messages and missed calls while you turn on the dishwasher. Then, you turn on the TV and hear the evening news begin.

You begin to feel very tired and start to feel slightly under the weather. You start to wonder if you might have caught a nasty virus you have heard is going around.

How likely are each of the following sentences to occur next in this situation?

Very unlikely

Somewhat unlikely

A little unlikely

Neither likely nor unlikely

A little likely

Somewhat likely

Very likely

Prefer not to answer

After a short rest, you feel much better

You end up watching a lot of videos

You feel very sick for the next few days

The Party:

You have recently moved to a new town and attend a party hosted by a coworker.

One of the other guests strikes up a conversation with you, and he offers to help orient you to your new town when he finds out you’ve just moved here. Another guest overhears that you are a fan of her favorite TV show, and she offers to have you over to watch the season premiere.

A little while later, you tell a joke to a group of partygoers, but none of them laugh. You find it difficult to join the group’s conversation because it is full of stories you weren't a part of.

How likely are each of the following sentences to occur next in this situation?

Very unlikely

Somewhat unlikely

A little unlikely

Neither likely nor unlikely

A little likely

Somewhat likely

Very likely

Prefer not to answer

You offend someone at the party

After the party, you quickly settle in and make new friends in town

The next day, you have a bagel for breakfast

Performance Review:

Your boss asks you to come into her office for your first annual performance review.

When you walk in, the air conditioner switches on in your boss’s office. You sit down in front of your boss’s desk and notice she has a red stapler.

Your boss starts by saying that she thinks you have adjusted effectively to the company’s way of doing things. She goes on to say that she thinks you have added valuable expertise to the office.

How likely are each of the following sentences to occur next in this situation?

Very unlikely

Somewhat unlikely

A little unlikely

Neither likely nor unlikely

A little likely

Somewhat likely

Very likely

Prefer not to answer

You will bring your lunch from home this week

You think you will be considered for advancement in your company

You think you will be stuck in your current position and passed up for promotions

Stock Market:

You have decided to invest some of your money in the stock market and are doing some research to try to decide what stocks to buy.

While you are looking over some stock information, your heater turns on. You notice that your cell phone battery is at about 75%.

During your research, you find some of the stock market jargon difficult to understand, and you worry if you are in over your head. You remember a family friend who lost almost all of his savings after a stock market crash.

How likely are each of the following sentences to occur next in this situation?

Very unlikely

Somewhat unlikely

A little unlikely

Neither likely nor unlikely

A little likely

Somewhat likely

Very likely

Prefer not to answer

Your stock market investments eventually help you become financially secure

You readjust the thermostat

You end up losing a lot of money on the stock market, ruining you financially