Sentence Completion Task

Version 1

Instructions:

In this task you will see a series of behaviors. These are really the beginnings of various sentences. We would like you to add words to form longer sentences. You can add words to form any type of sentence you would like, as long as it is grammatically correct.

 

Stereotype Consistent Stems:

1. Bob confronted the man

2. Richard studied the engineering manual

3. Shirley asked for help getting home

4. Jenny went home to cook dinner

5. Katherine baby-sat the neighborŐs kids

6. Bert changed the oil

 

Stereotype Inconsistent Stems:

1. Marvin let the waiter ignore him for fifteen minutes

2. Lisa went to the auto show

3. Karen paid for their dinner

4. Tom bottle-fed the baby

5. Joanne directed the operation

6. Jeff sewed the button back on

 

Filler Stems:

1. Linda swatted at the flies

2. Elaine went to Florida on spring break

3. Helen crammed for the test

4. Crystal caught a bad cold

5. Laura ate a sandwich

6. Sam read the newspaper

7. Ted watched the TV news

8. Sarah wiped off the glasses

9. Rebecca brushed her teeth

10. Monica went on a blind date

 

Version 2

Instructions:

In this task you will see a series of behaviors. These are really the beginnings of various sentences. We would like you to add words to form longer sentences. You can add words to form any type of sentence you would like, as long as it is grammatically correct.

 

Stereotype Consistent Stems:

1. Shirley let the waiter ignore her for fifteen minutes

2. Rich went to the auto show

3. Tom paid for their dinner

4. Karen bottle-fed the baby

5. Jeff directed the operation

6. Joanne sewed the button back on

 

Stereotype Inconsistent Stems:

1. Jenny confronted the man

2. Lisa studied the engineering manual

3. Marvin asked for help getting home

4. Bob went home to cook dinner

5. Bert baby-sat the neighborŐs kids

6. Katherine changed the oil

 

Filler Stems:

1. Linda swatted at the flies

2. Elaine went to Florida on spring break

3. Helen crammed for the test

4. Crystal caught a bad cold

5. Laura ate a sandwich

6. Sam read the newspaper

7. Ted watched the TV news

8. Sarah wiped off the glasses

9. Rebecca brushed her teeth

10. Monica went on a blind date

 

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