Psychology & Psychiatry

Regret helps children to make better decisions

Regret gets a bad press. It is a painful emotion experienced upon realising that a different decision would have led to a better outcome. And it is something that we strive to avoid. In sharp contrast, our recent research ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychopaths can regret bad decisions—but don't learn from them

Psychopaths do experience regret, particularly when their bad decisions affect them directly—yet they don't use that experience to inform their future choices, according to a new study published the week of Nov. 28 in the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Decision aid reduces conflict in breast cancer treatment

(HealthDay)—Chinese women considering surgery for breast cancer have less decisional conflict and subsequent regret if they receive an educational take-home booklet to involve them in decision making, according to a study ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Regret when keeping sexual assault a secret

(Medical Xpress) -- According to the 2006 National Violence Against Women Survey, one in six women is a victim of sexual assault, a crime that Carol Anne Marchetti said is committed repeatedly by a relatively few number of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

For happiness, remember the good times, forget the regrets

(Medical Xpress) -- People who look at the past through rose-tinted glasses are happier than those who focus on regrets about the past, according to new research conducted by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell.

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