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dc.contributor.authorSummerville, Amyen_US
dc.contributor.authorRoese, Neal J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-07T20:36:55Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-10T15:09:39Z
dc.date.available2011-02-07T20:36:55Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-07-10T15:09:39Z
dc.date.issued2011-02-07en_US
dc.identifier.citationPSPB, Vol. 31 No. 9, September 2005 1273-1285en_US
dc.identifier.uri
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374.MIA/4408en_US
dc.description.abstractWhich domains in life produce the greatest potential for regret, and what features of those life domains explain why? Using archival and laboratory evidence, the authors show that greater perceived opportunity within life domains evokes more intense regret. This pattern is consistent with previous publications demonstrating greater regret stemming from high rather than low opportunity or choice. A meta-analysis of 11 regret ranking studies revealed that the top six biggest regrets in life center on (in descending order) education, career, romance, parenting, the self, and leisure. Study Set 2 provided new laboratory evidence that directly linked the regret ranking to perceived opportunity. Study Set 3 ruled out an alternative interpretation involving framing effects. Overall, these findings show that people’s biggest regrets are a reflection of where in life they see their largest opportunities; that is, where they see tangible prospects for change, growth, and renewal.en_US
dc.subjectregreten_US
dc.subjectcounterfactualen_US
dc.subjectcognitive dissonanceen_US
dc.subjectdecision makingen_US
dc.subjectemotionen_US
dc.titleWhat we regret most . . . and whyen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.date.published2005-09en_US
dc.type.genreArticleen_US


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