What Might Have Been: The Social Psychology of Counterfactual Thinking

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of furthering scholarly attention to the vagaries of counterfactual thought and emotion, so much the better.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I am grateful to Jim Olson, Penny Pierce, and Neal Roese for their very helpful readings of earlier drafts of this chapter. Portions of this chapter were adapted from Regret: The Persistence of the Possible (Landman, 1993) by permission of Oxford University Press.


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