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Table 1 Comparison of present hypothesis with results obtained previously by others (Experiment 1) RATIO OF POSITIVE DECISION is the number of subjects who decided to act divided by the total number of subjects in the given experiment indicated in references column; these ratios were found in previous studies as noted by references. RATIO OF PLEASURE RATINGS is the result of the present experiment: the ratio was achieved by dividing the number of subjects expressing pleasure upon presentation of the situation described in Reference, by 12 (the number of subjects).

From: Pleasure in decision-making situations

ITEM REFERENCE RATIO OF POSITIVE DECISION RATIO OF PLEASURE RATINGS
Train accident Ritov et al. 1994 0.32 0.5
   0.81 0.67
A&B disease Baron 1992 0.28 0.5
   0.69 0.67
Child vaccination Baron 1992 0.74 0.67
   0.26 0.25
Prisoner Baron 1992 0.12 0.08
   0.88 0.67
Compulsory vaccine Baron & Jurney 1993 0.69 0.83
   0.21 0.42
Compulsory gurgle Baron & Jurney 1993 0.66 0.5
   0.21 0.42
Redirected train Spranca et al. 1991 0.28 0.08
   0.31 0.33
   0.66 0.42
   0 0