Predicted and experienced affective responses to the outcome of the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

@article{Kitchens2010PredictedAE,
  title={Predicted and experienced affective responses to the outcome of the 2008 U.S. presidential election.},
  author={Michael Brandon Kitchens and Grant C. Corser and Carol L. Gohm and Kristen L VonWaldner and Elizabeth L Foreman},
  journal={Psychological reports},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={837-46}
}
People typically have intense feelings about politics. Therefore, it was no surprise that the campaign and eventual election of Barack Obama were highly anticipated and emotionally charged events, making it and the emotion experienced afterward a useful situation in which to replicate prior research showing that people typically overestimate the intensity and duration of their future affective states. Consequently, it was expected that Obama supporters and McCain supporters might overestimate… CONTINUE READING