The reported mean of 7.7 is misleading because it appears that close to half of your participants are scoring below that mean

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  • children were referred to as "epsilons" (because in mathematics, particularly calculus, an arbitrarily small positive quantity is commonly denoted by the Greek letter (ε))
  • Women were "bosses".
  • Men were "slaves".
  • People who stopped doing mathematics had "died".
  • People who physically died had "left".
  • Alcoholic drinks were "poison".
  • Music (except classical music) was "noise".
  • People who had married were "captured".
  • People who had divorced were "liberated".
  • To give a mathematical lecture was "to preach".
  • To give an oral exam to a student was "to torture" him/her.

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