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Tag: Simulational Fluency

Simulational Fluency Reduces Feelings of Psychological Distance

Published in: Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Volume 147, Issue 3, 354-376 Abstract “Why do some events feel “like yesterday” whereas others feel “ages away”? Past research has identified cues that influence people’s estimates of distance in units such as how many miles or days away events are from the self. However, what makes events feel psychologically close or distant? We examine the hypothesis that increased simulational fluency, the ease with which people mentally imagine events, makes events feel psychologically close. Simulational fluency was associated with feelings that multiple past and future holidays were psychologically close (Studies 1a and 1b). Writing… Read More