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Information regarding family members of 255 undergraduate students was collected during the 1st week of the semester. Students were
asked to list the members of their family by name and by relationship
(e.g., mother, stepbrother) and to use a 7-point scale ranging from not
at all close to extremely close to report how emotionally close they
were to each family member. Students who had provided information
about ﬁve or more family members of varying degrees of genetic relatedness and reported varying degrees of emotional closeness were
scheduled to meet with the experimenter during the 3rd month of the
At the start of each experimental session, participants were informed that the names of the family members they had provided earlier in the semester would be used on the questionnaire they would
complete during the current session. Participants were instructed to
imagine each hypothetical situation as vividly as they could, to report
their ﬁrst response, and to respond honestly. Because age of the individual in need has been...
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This document was uploaded on 11/18/2013.
- Fall '13