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Mental Representation of Near Vs. Distant Social Roles

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2007
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Three studies explored how psychological distance from social roles can affect information processing. Based on Construal Level Theory (CLT; Trope & Liberman 2003; Liberman & Trope 1998) we believe that a greater psychological distance from a role will cause individuals to process information of this distant role on a higher cognitive level than a psychologically active role. Three studies were designed to examine the effect of social distance on complexity of preferences (Study 1 & 3), level of linguistic categorization (Study 2), the breadth of object categories, prototypicality of anticipated activities, and coping experiences (Study 3). The results provided no support to extend the basic principle of psychological distance of CL T to a related social distance dimension.
Title: Mental Representation of Near Vs. Distant Social Roles.
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Name(s): Goldsztajn, David, author
Sagristano, Michael D., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2007
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 55 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Three studies explored how psychological distance from social roles can affect information processing. Based on Construal Level Theory (CLT; Trope & Liberman 2003; Liberman & Trope 1998) we believe that a greater psychological distance from a role will cause individuals to process information of this distant role on a higher cognitive level than a psychologically active role. Three studies were designed to examine the effect of social distance on complexity of preferences (Study 1 & 3), level of linguistic categorization (Study 2), the breadth of object categories, prototypicality of anticipated activities, and coping experiences (Study 3). The results provided no support to extend the basic principle of psychological distance of CL T to a related social distance dimension.
Identifier: FA00000762 (IID)
Note(s): Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2007.
Subject(s): Social psychology
Communication--Social aspects
Human behavior--Research
Human information processing--Social aspects
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