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Regret

  • By: Marcel Zeelenberg
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

We feel regret when realizing or imagining that our present situation would have been better had we decided differently. This entry addresses how regret is experienced, whether we regret actions more than inactions, how regret relates to counterfactual thinking and decision ...