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Table 4

Mean ratings in Experiment 3 for the manipulation check items (upper part of table) and the ratings for the efficacy of the different medicines (lower part of table) for the control threat (left column) and the control affirmation condition (right column). Standard deviations are between brackets.

Control Threat
(N = 35)
Control Affirmation
(N = 34)

 
Manipulation Check Items 
   Feeling of Control 14.57 (22.67) 74.94 (23.72) 
   Valence of Situation 83.17 (23.92) 84.29 (18.71) 
   Actor vs. Director 56.57 (27.93) 67.15 (24.36) 
   Control in Life 67.49 (19.31) 72.56 (17.71) 
Belief in Illusory Contingencies 
   # Hypotheses tested 12.49 (4.05) 12.62 (3.67) 
   # Hypotheses believed 8.14 (4.05) 10.50 (5.05) 
Control Threat
(N = 35)
Control Affirmation
(N = 34)

 
Manipulation Check Items 
   Feeling of Control 14.57 (22.67) 74.94 (23.72) 
   Valence of Situation 83.17 (23.92) 84.29 (18.71) 
   Actor vs. Director 56.57 (27.93) 67.15 (24.36) 
   Control in Life 67.49 (19.31) 72.56 (17.71) 
Belief in Illusory Contingencies 
   # Hypotheses tested 12.49 (4.05) 12.62 (3.67) 
   # Hypotheses believed 8.14 (4.05) 10.50 (5.05) 
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