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Advances in Psychological Science    2018, Vol. 26 Issue (12) : 2161-2169     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.02161
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The concept of future self-continuity and its effects
Yunzhi LIU,Ziyan YANG,Yuqi WANG,Jun CHEN,Huajian CAI()
Key Laboratory of Behavioral Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Center for Personality and Social Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
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Future self-continuity refers to the degree of perceived connectedness between one’s present self and future self. A large body of research has demonstrated the significant role of future self-continuity in influencing temporal decision making, saving and consuming behaviors, academic achievements, social behaviors and exercise behavior. Future research may examine the neural basis of future self-continuity, explore its factors, and expand its potential applications.

Keywords future self-continuity      intertemporal decision making      temporal discounting     
ZTFLH:  B848  
  B849:C91  
Corresponding Authors: Huajian CAI     E-mail: caihj@psych.ac.cn
Issue Date: 30 October 2018
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Yunzhi LIU,Ziyan YANG,Yuqi WANG, et al. The concept of future self-continuity and its effects[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2018, 26(12): 2161-2169.
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