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The Psychology of counterfactual thinking

Author: Mandel, David R. ; Hilton, Denis J. ; Catellani, Patrizia Series: Routledge research international series in social psychology ; 9 Publisher: Routledge 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 251 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0415322413Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Psychology of Counterfactual Thinking Contents List of figures List of tables List of contributors Introduction PART I ix x xi 1 Counterfactuals, causality, and mental representation 1 Counterfactual and causal explanation: from early theoretical views to new frontiers DAVID R. MANDEL 9 11 2 The relation between counterfactual and causal reasoning BARBARA A. SPELLMAN, ALEXANDRA P. KINCANNON, AND STEPHEN J. STOSE 28 3 The course of events: counterfactuals, causal sequences, and explanation DENIS J. HILTON, JOHN L. McCLURE, AND BEN R. SLUGOSKI 44 4 The mental representation of what might have been CLARE R. WALSH AND RUTH M. J. BYRNE 61 PART II Functional bases of counterfactual thinking 5 Reflective and evaluative modes of mental simulation KEITH D. MARKMAN AND MATTHEW N. McMULLEN 75 77 viii Contents 6 Scenario simulations in learning: forms and functions at the individual and organizational levels SUSANA SEGURA AND MICHAEL W. MORRIS 94 7 Finding meaning from mutability: making sense and deriving significance through counterfactual thinking ADAM D. GALINSKY, KATIE A. LILJENQUIST, LAURA J. KRAY, AND NEAL J. ROESE 110 PART III Counterfactual thinking and emotion 8 When a small difference makes a big difference: counterfactual thinking and luck KARL HALVOR TEIGEN 127 129 9 On the comparative nature of regret MARCEL ZEELENBERG AND ERIC VAN DIJK 147 PART IV Counterfactual thinking in the context of crime, justice, and political history 10 Escape from reality: prisoners' counterfactual thinking about crime, justice, and punishment MANDEEP K. DHAMI, DAVID R. MANDEL, AND KAREN A. SOUZA 163 165 11 When the social context frames the case: counterfactuals in the courtroom PATRIZIA CATELLANI AND PATRIZIA MILESI 183 12 Theory- versus imagination-driven thinking about historical counterfactuals: are we prisoners of our preconceptions? PHILIP E. TETLOCK AND ERIKA HENIK 199 References Author index Subject index 217 245 247

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