The effects of psychological distance on abstraction: Two meta-analyses.

@article{Soderberg2015TheEO,
  title={The effects of psychological distance on abstraction: Two meta-analyses.},
  author={Courtney K Soderberg and Shannon Roach Val Poletto Meg Callahan and Annie O. Kochersberger and Elinor Amit and Alison Ledgerwood},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={141 3},
  pages={525-48}
}
Psychological distance and abstraction both represent key variables of considerable interest to researchers across cognitive, social, and developmental psychology. Moreover, largely inspired by construal level theory, numerous experiments across multiple fields have now connected these 2 constructs, examining how psychological distance affects the level of abstraction at which people mentally represent the world around them. The time is clearly ripe for a quantitative synthesis to shed light on… CONTINUE READING
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