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   2011, Vol. 19 Issue (2) : 217-223     DOI:
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An Overview of Socioemotional Selectivity Theory
AO Ling-Min;LV Hou-Chao;HUANG Xi-Ting
School of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
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Abstract  Individual’s perception for future time is inevitably linked to the social motivation, pursuit of social goals, emotion regulation, and cognitive processing. According to socioemotional selectivity theory, the perceived time left to live is a composition of individual’s motivation which determines the priorities of social goals. When future time is perceived as limited, emotion regulationgoals assume primacy. In contrast, when future time is perceived as open-ended, knowledge-aquicition goals are prioritized. This paper provides a general instroduction and basic presumptions of the theory and reviews related empirical evidence. The paper also identifies several areas for future research development.
Keywords future time      future time perspective      socioemotional selectivity theory      social goal      social preference     
Corresponding Authors: LV Hou-Chao   
Issue Date: 15 February 2011
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AO Ling-Min,LV Hou-Chao,HUANG Xi-Ting. An Overview of Socioemotional Selectivity Theory[J]. , 2011, 19(2): 217-223.
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