The experience of regret: what, when, and why.

@article{Gilovich1995TheEO,
  title={The experience of regret: what, when, and why.},
  author={Thomas D Gilovich and Victoria Husted Medvec},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={1995},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={
          379-95
        }
}
This article reviews evidence indicating that there is a temporal pattern to the experience of regret. Actions, or errors of commission, generate more regret in the short term; but inactions, or errors of omission, produce more regret in the long run. The authors contend that this temporal pattern is multiply determined, and present a framework to organize the divergent causal mechanisms that are responsible for it. In particular, this article documents the importance of psychological processes… CONTINUE READING

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