Predicting Affective Responses to Unexpected Outcomes.

  title={Predicting Affective Responses to Unexpected Outcomes.},
  author={Richard Coughlan and Terry Connolly},
  journal={Organizational behavior and human decision processes},
  volume={85 2},
In decisions under uncertainty, decision makers confront two uncertainties: the uncertain linkage between actions and outcomes and the uncertain linkage between these outcomes and his or her affective responses to them. The two studies reported here examine affective responses to expected and unexpected outcomes in various settings. In Study 1, a scenario-based laboratory experiment (N = 149), we examined subjects' predicted responses to a range of outcomes, as a function of how surprising the… CONTINUE READING