Thinking of why a transgression occurred may draw attention to extenuating circumstances: A comment on Zezelj and Jokic replication

Tal Eyal, Nira Liberman, Yaacov Trope

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In this comment, we attempt to explain, within the framework of Construal Level Theory, and based on new data that we collected, the effect of abstract and concrete mind sets on moral judgment. We also share our initial thoughts about the (lack of consistent) effects of temporal distance on moral judgment and suggest directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-331
Number of pages3
JournalSocial Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014



  • Construal level theory
  • Mind sets
  • Moral judgement
  • Temporal distance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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