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A metaphor-enriched social cognition.
Social cognition is the scientific study of the cognitive events underlying social thought and attitudes. Currently, the field's prevailing theoretical perspectives are the traditional schema view… Expand
Attachment to objects as compensation for close others' perceived unreliability
article Attachment theory posits that close interpersonal relationships provide people with psychological security across the lifespan. Research shows that when people perceive that close others are… Expand
Evidence for the specificity of control motivations in worldview defense: Distinguishing compensatory control from uncertainty management and terror management processes.
Research inspired by the compensatory control model (CCM) shows that people compensate for personal control threats by bolstering aspects of the cultural worldview that afford external control.… Expand
Non‐human Support: Broadening the Scope of Attachment Theory
Attachment theory proposes that people form strong social ties because certain relationships provide feelings of security and support. Traditionally, theorists and researchers have assumed that… Expand
A cleansing fire: Moral outrage alleviates guilt and buffers threats to one’s moral identity
Why do people express moral outrage? While this sentiment often stems from a perceived violation of some moral principle, we test the counter-intuitive possibility that moral outrage at third-party… Expand
A Compensatory Control Account of Meritocracy
Why are people motivated to support social systems that claim to distribute resources based on hard work and effort, even when those systems seem unfair? Recent research on compensatory control shows… Expand
The college journey and academic engagement: how metaphor use enhances identity-based motivation.
- M. Landau, D. Oyserman, Lucas A Keefer, G. C. Smith
- Psychology, Medicine
- Journal of personality and social psychology
- 1 May 2014
People commonly talk about goals metaphorically as destinations on physical paths extending into the future or as contained in future periods. Does metaphor use have consequences for people's… Expand
Embodied metaphor and abstract problem solving: Testing a metaphoric fit hypothesis in the health domain
Abstract How do people evaluate candidate solutions to abstract problems that are difficult to grasp? According to conceptual metaphor theory, people can conceptualize abstract ideas in terms of… Expand
Is There Anybody Out There? Trait Anthropomorphism Predicts the Psychological Benefits of a Favorite Belonging
- Lucas A Keefer
- 22 November 2016
Abstract. Prior research shows that there are stable personality differences in the tendency to attribute human-like mental states to (i.e., anthropomorphize) non-human targets. A separate line of… Expand