Construal-level theory of psychological distance.

@article{Trope2010ConstruallevelTO,
  title={Construal-level theory of psychological distance.},
  author={Yaacov Trope and Nira Liberman},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2010},
  volume={117 2},
  pages={
          440-63
        }
}
People are capable of thinking about the future, the past, remote locations, another person's perspective, and counterfactual alternatives. Without denying the uniqueness of each process, it is proposed that they constitute different forms of traversing psychological distance. Psychological distance is egocentric: Its reference point is the self in the here and now, and the different ways in which an object might be removed from that point-in time, in space, in social distance, and in… CONTINUE READING
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