Regret and decision making: a developmental perspective

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Regret and decision making : a developmental perspective. / McCormack, Teresa; Feeney, Aidan; Beck, Sarah.

In: Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14.07.2020.

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title = "Regret and decision making: a developmental perspective",
abstract = "Regret is a common emotion that has important links with decision-making in adults. Recent research suggests that the ability to experience regret emerges relatively late in development. By around 6 years, most children will experience regret but the likelihood of experiencing this emotion increases across childhood and into adolescence. The developmental emergence of regret seems to affect children{\textquoteright}s decision-making: children who experience regret about a choice are more likely to make a better choice next time round and regret also seems to help children learn to delay gratification and behave more prosocially.",
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author = "Teresa McCormack and Aidan Feeney and Sarah Beck",
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