Counterfactuals, emotions, and context.

@article{Mandel2003CounterfactualsEA,
  title={Counterfactuals, emotions, and context.},
  author={David R. Mandel},
  journal={Cognition & emotion},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={139-159}
}
Participants recalled either a negative academic or interpersonal experience, and the relations among counterfactual thinking, negative emotions, and attributions of blame and control were examined. Situational context effects on attribution, counterfactual thinking, and emotion were observed, indicating a greater tendency toward self-focused cognition and emotion in the academic context than in the interpersonal context. Consistent with recent theorising, upward counterfactual thinking was… CONTINUE READING

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