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  • If you are curious about your control-seeking levels, there are two scales that will help you answer this question. The first is the “Desirability of Control” (DC) scale, developed by Professor Jerry Burger. The second is the “Maximizer-Satisficer” scale, developed by Professor Barry Schwartz and his colleagues. To find your DC score, please read each statement carefully, and indicate the extent to which you agree with each.

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