Construal Level of Embodied Episodic Representations
Despite advancements in the study of personality, many traits continue to lack a neurocognitive theoretical basis. In the current study, a theory was proposed for the personality dimension of abstractedness. It was hypothesized that abstractedness reflects the construal level typically used when cognitively modeling experiences. A cognitive parallel to the bias-variance trade-off was proposed. It was predicted that higher abstractedness would improve ability to predict future environments but impair memory for eccentric details in past experiences; lower abstractedness was predicted to have the ...
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