Regulation of experienced and anticipated regret for daily decisions in younger and older adults in a Swedish one-week diary study
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

Regret and regret regulation were studied using a weeklong web-based diary method. 108 participants aged 19 to 89 years reported regret for a decision made and a decision to be made. They also reported the extent to which they used strategies to prevent or regulate decision regret. Older adults reported both less experienced and anticipated regret compared to younger adults. The lower level of experienced regret in older adults was mediated by reappraisal of the decision. The lower level of anticipated regret was mediated by delaying the decision, and expecting regret in older adults. It is suggested that the lower level of regret observed in older adults is partly explained by regret prevention and regulation strategies.

Regret

daily life activity

middle aged

anticipation

aged

adult

young adult

female

anticipated regret

Age

Emotion

prevalence

human

Decision making

Regret regulation

article

male

priority journal

very elderly

experience

Författare

Pär Bjälkebring

Göteborgs universitet

Daniel Västfjäll

Boo Johansson

Göteborgs universitet

GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry

1662-9647 (ISSN) 1662-971X (eISSN)

Vol. 26 233-241

Ämneskategorier

Psykologi

DOI

10.1024/1662-9647/a000102