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Counterfactual thinking in moral judgment: an experimental study

Simone Migliore, Giuseppe Curcio, Francesco Mancini, Stefano F. Cappa

ABSTRACT: Counterfactual thinking is thinking about a past that did not happen. This is often the case in 'if only...' situations, where we wish something had or had not happened. To make a choice in a moral decision-making situation is particularly hard and, therefore, may be often associated with the imagination of a different outcome. The main aim of the present study is to investigate counterfactual thinking in the ...

Journal Article: Frontiers in Psychology, 5 , pp. 451, 2014, ISSN: 1664-1078.