Guilt and Focusing in Decision-making
Casa Editrice: Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
Anno: 2007, 1, 1-20
Autore: Amelia Gangemi, Francesco Mancini
Abstract: In this paper we examined the impact of a specific emotion, guilt, on focusing in decision-making. Through the focusing mechanism, when making decisions, individuals tend to restrict their thoughts to what is explicitly represented in the decisional task, disregarding alternatives. In this paper, three experiments are performed to investigate whether an emotional state of guilt can critically guide individuals’ focusing, and even prevailing over the focusing mechanism.Leggi tutto..