Do you view situations in a more concrete or abstract way? Abstract thinkers are concerned with rewards and make choices based on their values and ideals. Concrete thinkers are concerned with risk and view things more pragmatically. Hypothesizing that love is abstract and sex is concrete, researchers Epstude and Forster conducted an experiment in which half of the participants were guided to view a situation in an abstract way and the other half in a more concrete way. Afterwards, when asked how a romantic evening would end for a couple, the abstract thinkers predicted a long-term relationship and the concrete thinkers saw a one-night stand.

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