Three studies investigated the impact of temporal perspective on people's dominant social goals and explored the implications of these goals for openness to attitude change. Participants who perceived time as limited expressed social preferences in accordance with emotion-regulation goals (Study 1), were more prone to modify their attitude to bring it into line with the attitude of an anticipated social partner (Study 2), and were more likely to go along with peer consensus opinion on a campus issue (Study 3) than were participants who perceived time as expansive. These studies demonstrate that perception of time plays a vital role in motivating social goals within the persuasion context.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin|
|State||Published - Aug 2006|
- Socioemotional selectivity theory
- Temporal perspective
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology