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**This project is hosted on the [Many Lab][1].** **This project is now complete and no longer accepting new collaborators. Main project page here: [][2]** **1. What is the project?** In this project, we'll explore cross-cultural variation in the ability to enjoy one's own thoughts on command. Our goal with this research is to determine whether the inability to enjoy one's thoughts our lab has identified (e.g. [Wilson et al, 2014][3]) is a uniqely American phenomenon, and, if not, whether there are reliable predictors for an individual's thought-enjoyment power. This project is largely an exploratory one, but we do have a few moderators we'll be looking at initially. To learn more about the project, see the [Full Project Overview][4]. **2. What is required from collaborators?** Each collaborating team must: - Translate survey materials (and backtranslate survey free-responses) - Recruit at least 150 student participants (200 being the ideal) - If a participant pool isn't used, identify a payment system Since the survey will be taken at home by participants via emailed link, no lab space or computers will be needed. IRB materials will be provided. We give priority to researchers with access to participants in Brazil, Portugal, Thailand, and Turkey. More information about the materials and methods are found in the [Project Overview][5]. **3. What will collaborators get out of this?** The lead authors will write up the paper, but will obviously send around drafts for comments/revisions. Author order in publication will be: lead authors, collaborating researchers (ordered alphabetically), then any advisors. If collaborators fail to hit the 150-person recruitment minimum, but still provide usable data, then they will still be on the paper, but will be demoted in the authorship order. If they provide no usable data, then they will be dropped from the paper. **4. How do I join this project?** Email Nick Buttrick - - to join this project. Before committing, review the [Project Timeline][6] to make sure that you will be able to meet the project goals. [1]: [2]: [3]: [4]: [5]: [6]: