Regulation of Experienced and Anticipated Regret in Daily Decision Making
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016
Decisions were sampled from 108 participants during 8 days using a web-based diary method. Each day
participants rated experienced regret for a decision made, as well as forecasted regret for a decision to
be made. Participants also indicated to what extent they used different strategies to prevent or regulate
regret. Participants regretted 30% of decisions and forecasted regret in 70% of future decisions,
indicating both that regret is relatively prevalent in daily decisions but also that experienced regret was
less frequent than forecasted regret. In addition, a number of decision-specific regulation and prevention
strategies were successfully used by the participants to minimize regret and negative emotions in daily
decision making. Overall, these results suggest that regulation and prevention of regret are important
strategies in many of our daily decisions.
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