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Praise for regret: people value regret above other negative emotions
What do people think about the emotion of regret? Recent demonstrations of the psychological benefits of regret have been framed against an assumption that most people find regret to be aversive, both when experienced ...
Self-report measures of individual differences in regulatory focus: a cautionary note
Regulatory focus theory distinguishes between two independent structures of strategic inclination, promotion versus prevention. However, the theory implies two potentially independent definitions of these inclinations, the ...
Dare to compare: fact-based versus simulation-based comparison in daily life
We examined the relative frequency of social, counter factual, past-temporal, and future-temporal comparison in daily life using an experience-sampling method, in which participants were randomly prompted to record thought ...