Mindfulness changes construal level: An experimental investigation.

  title={Mindfulness changes construal level: An experimental investigation.},
  author={Eugene Y. Chan and Yitong Wang},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
Mindfulness involves paying attention to the present moment and accepting any thoughts or feelings that might arise without judgment. Mindfulness can influence a number of outcomes. Currently, we are interested if it influences people's level of mental construal. Two central dimensions of mindfulness (focusing on the present, and Openness to Experience) can lead to diverging predictions. While focusing on the present may produce a concrete construal level, openness to experience may facilitate… 
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