That’s Not Fair

This exercise brings to the surface the cognitive distortion called the fallacy of fairness from Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

(Jo) One row of participants are in statue or ash body while having their hands open. Then along comes either the teacher or another participant that will give them all one piece of candy minus one person. What does this make the empty-handed participant feel?

(Ha) Everybody except for the one participant who did not receive the candy slowly disperse their own way, leaving the empty handed participant engaging in a walk with the open hand. This feeling of being left out or not being treated well increases in intensity.

(Kyu/Kyu to New Jo) Climax is reached. The participant eventually comes to terms with this. What happens next?