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regret theory

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A theory of choice based on the premise that people anticipate regret if a wrong choice is made, and take this anticipation into account when making decisions. Regret theory is an...

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regret theory

Edited by John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 51 words.

A theory of choice based on the premise that people anticipate regret if a wrong choice is made, and take this anticipation into account when making decisions. Regret theory is an...

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regret theory

John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 49 words.

A theory of choice based on the premise that people anticipate regret if a wrong choice is made, and take

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regret theory

John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 49 words.

A theory of choice based on the premise that people anticipate regret if a wrong choice is made, and take

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regret theory

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A theory of choice based on the premise that people anticipate regret if a wrong choice is made, and take this anticipation into account when making decisions. Regret theory is an...

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Anticipated Regret

Marcel Zeelenberg.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Communication Studies. 7537 words.

Regret is the prototypical decision related emotion. It is felt when the outcome of a non-chosen alternative is better than the outcomes obtained. Regret is a functional emotion that helps...

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Looking Backward With an Eye on the Future

Marcel Zeelenberg and Rik Pieters.

in Judgments Over Time

March 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 8094 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the relevant studies and theorizing by advancing a set of seven propositions that both capture the current ...

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The Meaning of ‘Darn it!’

Luc Bovens and Wlodek Rabinowicz.

in Weighing and Reasoning

March 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 5615 words.

In decision-theory, the notion of regret enters into the minimax decision-rule and has a determinate usage in this context. However, there are many alternative ways of conceiving of regret....

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minimax regret

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

In decision theory, a rule for selecting a course of action under uncertainty that minimizes the maximal amount of opportunity loss, or regret, for every possible course of action across...

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minimax regret

Edited by John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 41 words.

In decision theory, a rule for selecting a course of action under uncertainty that minimizes the maximal amount of opportunity loss, or regret, for every possible course of action across...

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Neutrality, Sunk Costs, and Commitment

Meghan Sullivan.

in Time Biases

June 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics; Philosophy of Mind. 7141 words.

This chapter applies the theory of temporal neutrality to past commitments. How do we distinguish irrational sunk cost reasoning from rationally permissible honoring of past plans? The...

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Risky choices

Michelle Baddeley.

in Behavioural Economics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Behavioural Finance. 5585 words.

When we decide to cross the road, buy a lottery ticket, or invest our money, the decision involves risk and uncertainty. ‘Risky choices’ looks at how economists usually think of risk as...

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PREDICTING BINGE-DRINKING BEHAVIOUR USING AN EXTENDED TPB: EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF ANTICIPATED REGRET AND DESCRIPTIVE NORMS

RICHARD COOKE, FALKO SNIEHOTTA and BENJAMIN SCHÜZ.

in Alcohol and Alcoholism

March 2007; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 6610 words.

Aims: To investigate the utility of an extended Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), including descriptive norms and anticipated regret, in predicting binge-drinking intentions...

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Letter to Wilfred R. Bion

Donald W. Winnicott.

in The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott

October 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology; Clinical Psychology. 1548 words.

A letter from Winnicott to Wilfred R. Bion describing Winnicott’s belief that Bion will have a great future. Winnicott goes on to discuss his feelings about the paper that Bion presented to...

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Fresh Starts for Poor Health Choices: Should We Provide Them and Who Should Pay?

Andreas Albertsen.

in Public Health Ethics

April 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Biology; Bioethics and Medical Ethics; Medical Ethics; Public Health. 6437 words.

Should we grant a fresh start to those who come to regret their past lifestyle choices? A negative response to this question can be located in the luck egalitarian literature. As a...

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Moral Conflicts: What They Are and What They Show

Michael Stocker.

in Plural and Conflicting Values

October 1992; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 17690 words.

Philosophers commonly argue that conflicts of values are deeply problematic for ethical theories in so far as they force the theories into impracticality, incompleteness, or irrealism. To...

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Moral Dilemmas, Gaps, and Residues

Thomas E. Hill.

in Human Welfare and Moral Worth

July 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 18870 words.

Offers an explanation of Kant's denial that there can be any genuine moral dilemmas and criticizes Alan Donagan's claim that we can put ourselves into a moral dilemma by our own wrongdoing....

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The Devil and Mr. Darwin

Keith Thomson.

in Private Doubt, Public Dilemma

May 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 2962 words.

This chapter illustrates how from a theological perspective, Darwin's new transmutation theory had various problematic attributes. It denied the Creator's role in the diversification of...

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Evaluation of a theoretically based AIDS/STD peer education program on postponing sexual intercourse and on condom use among adolescents attending high school

F. Caron, G. Godin, J. Otis and L. D. Lambert.

in Health Education Research

April 2004; p ublished online April 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 6643 words.

The effectiveness of an intervention based upon the theories of Ajzen and Triandis was evaluated among 698 junior and 306 senior high school students. The intervention to juniors was...

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Logically Equivalent—But Closer to the Truth

Roy A. Sorensen.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

June 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 4068 words.

Verisimilitude has the potential to deepen the understanding of mathematical progress, the principle of charity, and the psychology of regret. One obstacle is the widely held belief that...

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The Selection of Preferences Through Imitation

Robin P. Cubitt and Robert Sugden.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 1998; p ublished online October 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics. 0 words.

The paper presents a model in which a population of agents repeatedly play games against nature; the rules of behaviour followed are revised over time through a process of imitation. For...

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