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ERIC Number: EJ866307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Age Differences in Risky Decisions: The Role of Anticipated Emotions
Chen, Yiwei; Ma, Xiaodong
Educational Gerontology, v35 n7 p575-586 2009
The present study investigated the role of anticipated emotions in risky decisions of young and older adults. Young and older adults were asked to make a choice between an alternative that may have either a very positive or a very negative consequence and an alternative that was relatively safe. Meanwhile, they rated their anticipated emotions if the results turned out to be positive or negative. Older adults' decisions were significantly influenced by anticipated positive emotions (e.g., happiness). Younger adults' decisions were associated by anticipated negative emotions (e.g., regret). These results have implications in decision making of older adults. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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