Children's thinking about their own and others' regret and relief.

  title={Children's thinking about their own and others' regret and relief.},
  author={Daniel P. Weisberg and Sarah R. Beck},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  volume={106 2-3},
In two experiments using a decision-making game, we investigated children's thinking about regret and relief. In Experiment 1 (N=43, 31 children [5 years 4 months to 8 years 2 months of age] and 12 adults), participants chose between two boxes containing different numbers of stickers. They rated their happiness before learning that the other box contained more (regret) or fewer (relief) stickers. They rerated their chosen box with the counterfactual knowledge. The experience of regret was… CONTINUE READING

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