Fear shapes information acquisition in decisions from experience.

  title={Fear shapes information acquisition in decisions from experience.},
  author={Renato Frey and Ralph Hertwig and J{\"o}rg Rieskamp},
  volume={132 1},
Before making decisions, people often need to explore their environment to learn about initially uncertain outcomes. To date, it remains unknown to what extent a person's emotional state shapes exploration in such decisions from experience. It has been suggested that fear regulates people's informational interface with the external world through its physiological expression (e.g., a more effective sampling of the visual field from widened eyes). We investigated whether-as suggested by appraisal… CONTINUE READING


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