Lessons from the Past: Do People Learn from Experience that Emotional Reactions Are Short-Lived?

  title={Lessons from the Past: Do People Learn from Experience that Emotional Reactions Are Short-Lived?},
  author={Timothy D. Wilson and Jay Meyers and Daniel T. Gilbert},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1648 - 1661}
Do people learn from experience that emotional reactions to events are often short-lived? Two studies indicate that it depends on whether the events are positive or negative. People who received positive or negative feedback on a test were not as happy or unhappy as they would have predicted. People in the positive feedback condition did not learn from this experience when making predictions about their reactions to future positive events. People in the negative feedback condition moderated… 

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