Feeling close: emotional intensity reduces perceived psychological distance.

  title={Feeling close: emotional intensity reduces perceived psychological distance.},
  author={Leaf Van Boven and Joanne Kane and A. Peter McGraw and Jeannette Dale},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={98 6},
The results of 6 experiments indicate that emotional intensity reduces perceived psychological distance. People who described events emotionally rather than neutrally perceived those events as less psychologically distant, including embarrassing autobiographical events (Experiment 1), past and future dentist visits (Experiment 2), positive and negative events (Experiment 3), and a national tragedy (Experiment 6). People also perceived an event (dancing in front of an audience) as less… 

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