Personal change and the continuity of the self.

@article{Molouki2017PersonalCA,
  title={Personal change and the continuity of the self.},
  author={Sarah Molouki and Daniel M. Bartels},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
  year={2017},
  volume={93},
  pages={1-17}
}
Five studies explore how anticipating different types of personal change affects people's perceptions of their own self-continuity. The studies find that improvements are seen as less disruptive to personal continuity than worsening or unspecified change, although this difference varies in magnitude based on the type of feature being considered. Also, people's expectations and desires matter. For example, a negative change is highly disruptive to perceived continuity when people expect… CONTINUE READING
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