Psychological Distance Moderates the Amplification of Shared Experience.

@article{Boothby2016PsychologicalDM,
  title={Psychological Distance Moderates the Amplification of Shared Experience.},
  author={Erica J. Boothby and Leigh K. Smith and Margaret S. Clark and John A. Bargh},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2016},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={
          1431-44
        }
}
Sharing an experience with another person can amplify that experience. Here, we propose for the first time that amplification is moderated by the psychological distance between co-experiencers. We predicted that experiences would be amplified for co-experiencers who are psychologically proximate but not for co-experiencers who are psychologically distant. In two studies we manipulated both (a) whether or not a pleasant experience was shared and (b) the psychological distance between co… CONTINUE READING
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