Repeated everyday actions such as writing have been proved to produce consistent mental schemata later used to represent social interactions. The preference for depicting the agent of an action to the left of the recipient (at least in Western societies) is known as the Spatial Agency Bias (SAB, Chatterjee, 2002) and has been related to the rightward trajectory promoted by such activities (Maass & Russo, 2003). The question addressed here is whether the mental Construal Level (CL) used to process the given information affects the way such information is spatially represented. The reported findings provide the first evidence for the role of CL in the use of a rightward mental schema to represent social interaction.

Construal level as a boundary condition for the spatial agency bias.

SUITNER, CATERINA
2011

Abstract

Repeated everyday actions such as writing have been proved to produce consistent mental schemata later used to represent social interactions. The preference for depicting the agent of an action to the left of the recipient (at least in Western societies) is known as the Spatial Agency Bias (SAB, Chatterjee, 2002) and has been related to the rightward trajectory promoted by such activities (Maass & Russo, 2003). The question addressed here is whether the mental Construal Level (CL) used to process the given information affects the way such information is spatially represented. The reported findings provide the first evidence for the role of CL in the use of a rightward mental schema to represent social interaction.
Social Perception Cognition and Language in Honour of Arcuri
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