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Table 1. 

Behavioral Results Obtained from the Psychological Distance Tasks


Response
Reaction Time (msec)
Proximal (SD)
Distal (SD)
t (p)
Proximal (SD)
Distal (SD)
t (p)
Cohen's d
Spatial 2.96 (0.40) 3.08 (0.46) 8.9 (≈10−71854 (208) 1852 (181) 0.1 (.91) 0.02 
Temporal 2.81 (0.56) 3.42 (0.45) 8.6 (≈10−72030 (211) 1991 (235) 1.3 (.21) 0.31 
Social 3.33 (0.41) 2.96 (0.61) 20.5 (≈10−141913 (238) 1940 (195) −0.9 (.37) 0.20 
Hypothetical 2.84 (0.24) 3.00 (0.37) 8.8 (≈10−72053 (175) 2077 (204) −1.4 (.19) 0.32 

Response
Reaction Time (msec)
Proximal (SD)
Distal (SD)
t (p)
Proximal (SD)
Distal (SD)
t (p)
Cohen's d
Spatial 2.96 (0.40) 3.08 (0.46) 8.9 (≈10−71854 (208) 1852 (181) 0.1 (.91) 0.02 
Temporal 2.81 (0.56) 3.42 (0.45) 8.6 (≈10−72030 (211) 1991 (235) 1.3 (.21) 0.31 
Social 3.33 (0.41) 2.96 (0.61) 20.5 (≈10−141913 (238) 1940 (195) −0.9 (.37) 0.20 
Hypothetical 2.84 (0.24) 3.00 (0.37) 8.8 (≈10−72053 (175) 2077 (204) −1.4 (.19) 0.32 

The leftmost three columns display the mean response to statements considered from a proximal and distal perspective (1–5 scale) and the t and p values associated with a one-sample t test on the absolute difference between responses to each statement under these two conditions. The rightmost four columns display the mean RT to statements considered from a proximal and distal perspective (in msec), the t and p values associated with a paired-sample t test of the difference between these two conditions (all values ns), and a measure of the magnitude of this difference (Cohen's d). Each row refers to one of the four dimensions of distance.

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