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156 Post author: lukeprog 05 February 2011 06:49PM

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Comment author: Unnamed 06 February 2011 08:43:05AM 4 points [-]

Yes. "Temporal construal theory" was the earlier name that Trope & Lieberman used when they were more focused on temporal distance, but they switched to "construal level theory" in recognition of the fact that there are many other factors that influence psychological distance. You can see that the abstract of the linked article on temporal construal begins:

Construal level theory proposes that temporal distance changes people’s responses to future events by changing the way people mentally represent those events. The greater the temporal distance, the more likely are events to be represented in terms of a few abstract features that convey the perceived essence of the events (high-level construals) rather than in terms of more concrete and incidental details of the events (low-level construals).

Comment author: Sniffnoy 06 February 2011 09:20:04AM 1 point [-]

Ah, OK. Good to know.