• Psychology
  • Published 2007

Is the Effect of Justifications on Regret Direct or Indirect

@inproceedings{Bonnefon2007IsTE,
  title={Is the Effect of Justifications on Regret Direct or Indirect},
  author={Jean-François Bonnefon and Jiehai Zhang and Ciping Deng},
  year={2007}
}
The psychology of regret has established that a well-justified decision with negative consequences is regretted less, ceteris paribus, than an ill-justified decision of comparable consequences. The question then arises of whether this effect is direct (as Decision Justification Theory would appear to suggest), or indirect – and in that case, what could be potential mediators of the effect. We suggest mediation by counterfactual mutation, that is, the mental simulation of a world where the… CONTINUE READING

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