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Connected to a Better Me and Ignoring You: The Role of Future Self-Connectedness in Social Comparison and Temporal Self-Comparison Processes

Abstract Individuals differ in the extent to which they feel connected to their future selves, which predicts time preference (i.e., preference for immediate versus delayed utility), financial decision-making, delinquency, and academic performance. Future self-connectedness may also predict how individuals compare themselves with their past selves, future selves, and other people. Greater connectedness may lead to more self-affirming types of temporal self-comparison, less self-deflating types of temporal self-comparison, and less social comparison. Two studies examined the relation between future self-connectedness and comparison processes, as well as effects on emotion, psychological adjustment, and motivation. In the first study, as expected, fut... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Adelman, Robert Mark (Author) / Kwan, Virginia S. Y. (Advisor) / Grimm, Kevin (Committee member) / Aktipis, Athena (Committee member) / Neuberg, Steven (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social psychology / emotion regulation / future self / motivation / social comparison / temporal self comparison / well being
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 108 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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