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Rush of regret: a longitudinal analysis of naturalistic regrets

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dc.contributor.author Summerville, Amy en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-07T18:28:51Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-10T15:09:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-07T18:28:51Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-07-10T15:09:41Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-07 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.MIA/4419 en_US
dc.description.abstract The current research examines immediate regrets occurring at the time of a meaningful life outcome to better understand influences on real-life regrets. This research used a longitudinal approach to examine both initial severity and the rate of change in immediate regrets. Initial severity was associated with greater past control over the outcome and lower levels of future ability to attain goals relevant to the regret and correct the regretted situation. Regret decreased over time, but less so if it concerned attainable ongoing goals. These contrasting effects of future opportunity on initial severity and change over time support a Dynamic Opportunity Principle of regret. Furthermore, the effects of past opportunity and of actions versus inactions on immediate regrets diverged from past findings about retrospective regrets. Immediate regrets may fundamentally differ from retrospective regrets, and implications for our understanding of regret are discussed. en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1948550611405072 en_US
dc.subject regret en_US
dc.subject counterfactual thinking en_US
dc.subject opportunity en_US
dc.subject emotion en_US
dc.title Rush of regret: a longitudinal analysis of naturalistic regrets en_US
dc.type Text en_US
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dc.date.published 2011-04-07 en_US


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