Commission, Omission, and Dissonance Reduction: Coping with Regret in the "Monty Hall" Problem

@article{Gilovich1995CommissionOA,
  title={Commission, Omission, and Dissonance Reduction: Coping with Regret in the "Monty Hall" Problem},
  author={T. Gilovich and V. Medvec and Serena Chen},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={1995},
  volume={21},
  pages={182 - 190}
}
Do people reduce dissonance more for their errors of commission than their errors of omission? More specifically, do people come to value a disappointing outcome obtained through a direct action more than an identical outcome obtained through a failure to act? To answer this question, the authors created a laboratory analogue of the "three doors" or "Monty Hall" problem. Subjects initially selected one box from a group of three, only one of which contained a "grand" prize. After the… Expand
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