## Ratio Task - Life Stress

For the ratio task, you are to judge the ratio of stress produced by the first (left) event in relation to the second (right) event. Compare the first event to the second. That is, the first event's stress, divided by the second event's stress. Please use 100 for a ratio of 1; that is, if the first and second events are equally stressful, you should respond 100. If the first event is more stressful than the second, the ratio will be greater than 1, and you should use numbers greater than 100. Similarly, if the first event is less stressful than the second, then the ratio will be less than 1, and you will use numbers less than 100. The following are examples of how to use responses to express the ratio of the first to the second event:

 12.5 = The first event is one-eighth as stressful as the second event 25 = The first event is one-fourth as stressful as the second event 50 = The first is one-half as stressful as the second event 100 = The first event is equally stressful as the second event 200 = The first event is twice as stressful as the second event 400 = The first event is four times as stressful as the second event 800 = The first event is eight times as stressful as the second event

Feel free to use any other numbers, in between or more extreme than the examples above, to express your estimates of the ratios. Keep in mind that "100" is point at which the level of stress produced by the first event is equal to level of stress produced by the second event. Notice that

#### Warmup Trials for Ratio Task- Life Stress Scale

W1. Christmas Season / Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

If you think that Christmas Season is more stressful than the Terrorist attacks, you will use a number above 100, if you think they are equal, use 100, if you think the Terrorist attacks were more stressful, use a number less than 100.

W2. Anthrax scare (October, 2001) / Christmas Season
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

If you think that the Anthrax scare is more stressful than Christmas season, you will use a number above 100, if you think they are equal, use 100, if you think Christmas season is more stressful, use a number less than 100.

W3. Christmas Season / Christmas Season
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

Here you judge the ratio of Christmas to Christmas, so the ratio is 1, and you will use 100.

W4. Anthrax scare (October, 2001) / Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

W5. New family member / Death of spouse
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

Actual trials start here. Please re-read the instructions once more. Remember, you are judging the ratio of stress created by the first item divided by the second item.

1. Anthrax scare (October, 2001) / Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

2. Marriage / Death of spouse
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

3. Marriage / Christmas Season
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

4. Taking a trip by airplane / Christmas Season
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

5. Divorce / Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

6. Anthrax scare (October, 2001) / Death of spouse
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

7. Divorce / Anthrax scare (October, 2001)
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

8. Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 / Anthrax scare (October, 2001)
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

9. Fired from work / Christmas Season
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

10. Death of spouse / Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

11. Divorce / Taking a trip by airplane
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

12. Death of spouse / Taking a trip by airplane
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

13. New family member / Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

14. Death of spouse / Christmas Season
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

15. Death of spouse / Death of spouse
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

16. Taking a trip by airplane / Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

17. New family member / Anthrax scare (October, 2001)
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

18. Fired from work / Death of spouse
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

19. New family member / Christmas Season
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

20. Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 / Death of spouse
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

21. Christmas Season / Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

22. Christmas Season / Taking a trip by airplane
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

23. Christmas Season / Christmas Season
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

24. Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 / Taking a trip by airplane
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

25. Taking a trip by airplane / Anthrax scare (October, 2001)
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

26. New family member / Death of spouse
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

27. Marriage / Taking a trip by airplane
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

28. Divorce / Death of spouse
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

29. Divorce / Christmas Season
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

30. Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 / Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

31. Death of spouse / Anthrax scare (October, 2001)
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

32. Taking a trip by airplane / Taking a trip by airplane
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

33. Fired from work / Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

34. Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 / Christmas Season
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

35. Christmas Season / Anthrax scare (October, 2001)
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

36. Fired from work / Taking a trip by airplane
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

37. Anthrax scare (October, 2001) / Christmas Season
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

38. Christmas Season / Death of spouse
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

39. Marriage / Anthrax scare (October, 2001)
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

40. Fired from work / Anthrax scare (October, 2001)
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

41. Anthrax scare (October, 2001) / Anthrax scare (October, 2001)
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

42. Anthrax scare (October, 2001) / Taking a trip by airplane
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

43. Taking a trip by airplane / Death of spouse
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

44. Marriage / Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

45. New family member / Taking a trip by airplane
 800 400 200 100 50 25 12.5 first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) first event (left) is more stressful than the second (right) equal stress second event (right) is more stressful than the first (left)

46. What is your age? years.

47. Gender: Are you Male or Female?
Female
Male

48. How many years of Education have you completed?
Put 12 for High School Diploma
Put 16 for college diploma (Bachelor's degree).
put 20 for doctorate degree (Ph.D., M.D., etc).
Education:
49. Nationality (country of birth; e.g., USA, China, etc.):

50. Ethnicity