Counterfactual Thinking

N. J. Roese, J. M. Olson

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Abstract

Mental constructions of alternatives to facts or events. These thoughts of ‘what might have been’ are linked to a variety of emotional and judgmental consequences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Cognitive Science
EditorsLynn Nadel, David Chalmers
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherNature Publishing Group
Pages858-861
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780333792612
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

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    Roese, N. J., & Olson, J. M. (2003). Counterfactual Thinking. In L. Nadel, & D. Chalmers (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science (pp. 858-861). Nature Publishing Group. https://doi.org/10.1002/0470018860.s00504