Decision speed and choice regret: When haste feels like waste

  title={Decision speed and choice regret: When haste feels like waste},
  author={Y. Inbar and Simona Botti and Karlene Hanko},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Social Psychology},
Abstract We test a metacognitive account of why larger choice sets often lead to greater regret, proposing that people apply the lay theory that “a quick choice is a bad choice” when evaluating how well they have chosen. Because people often operate under time pressure, larger sets are likely to entail a more cursory selection process than smaller sets, generating a feeling of having rushed the evaluation of the alternatives and heightened regret. Four studies show that choice-set size does not… Expand

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