Regret and the control of temporary preferences

Terry Connolly, Jochen Reb

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3 Scopus citations


Regret is often symptomatic of the defective decisions associated with "temporary preference" problems. It may also help overcome these defects. Outcome regret can modify the relative utilities of different payoffs. Process regret can motivate search for better decision processes or trap-evading strategies. Heightened regret may thus be functional for control of these self-defeating choices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-654
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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