On near misses and completed tasks: the nature of relief.

@article{Sweeny2012OnNM,
  title={On near misses and completed tasks: the nature of relief.},
  author={Kate Sweeny and Kathleen D. Vohs},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={
          464-8
        }
}
  • Kate Sweeny, Kathleen D. Vohs
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological science
  • What is the nature and function of relief? Relief has been studied little in psychological science despite its familiarity and pervasiveness. Two studies revealed that relief can result from two distinct situations: the narrow avoidance of an aversive outcome (near-miss relief) and completion of an onerous or aversive event (task-completion relief). Study 1 found that recollections of near-miss relief were marked by more downward counterfactual thoughts and greater feelings of social isolation… CONTINUE READING

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