Decisions and revisions: the affective forecasting of changeable outcomes.

  title={Decisions and revisions: the affective forecasting of changeable outcomes.},
  author={Daniel T. Gilbert and Jane E. J. Ebert},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={82 4},
  • D. Gilbert, J. Ebert
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
People prefer to make changeable decisions rather than unchangeable decisions because they do not realize that they may be more satisfied with the latter. Photography students believed that having the opportunity to change their minds about which prints to keep would not influence their liking of the prints. However, those who had the opportunity to change their minds liked their prints less than those who did not (Study 1). Although the opportunity to change their minds impaired the… 

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