Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Psyblog writes about anticipatory regret as a guide to decision-making. Ouch!

http://www.spring.org.uk/2012/01/the-amazing-power-of-regret-to-shape-our-future.php

The odd thing is that some psychologists argue that anticipated regret may be stronger than the actual regret we would feel if our choices don't work out.

Anticipated regret is such a powerful emotion that it can cause us to avoid risk, lower our expectations, steer us towards the familiar and away from new, interesting experiences.

Anyone ever been on a job hunt longer than two years?  Then you know what this feels like! 

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