Investigating the Appraisal Patterns of Regret and Disappointment

Abstract

Regret and disappointment are the two emotions that are most closely linked to decision making. This study compares the appraisal patterns of the two emotions. This is done in the context of the related negative emotions anger and sadness. The results show clear differences between regret and disappointment in this respect while replicating prior findings concerning the appraisal patterns of anger and sadness. The results are of interest for emotion researchers and decision researchers.

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van Dijk, W.W., Zeelenberg, M. Investigating the Appraisal Patterns of Regret and Disappointment. Motivation and Emotion 26, 321–331 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1022823221146

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