Psychological distance can improve decision making under information overload via gist memory.

@article{Fukukura2013PsychologicalDC,
  title={Psychological distance can improve decision making under information overload via gist memory.},
  author={Jun Fukukura and Melissa J. Ferguson and Kentaro Fujita},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2013},
  volume={142 3},
  pages={
          658-65
        }
}
Making a decision can be especially difficult when it is based upon a large amount of information. A number of demonstrations in the literature suggest that decision making under information overload leads to suboptimal outcomes. In this article, we draw on construal level theory (Trope & Liberman, 2003) and fuzzy-trace theory (Brainerd & Reyna, 1993) to suggest that psychologically distancing oneself from the information can be beneficial to decision making under information overload… 

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