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    • Anticipating One's Troubles: The Costs and Benefits of Negative Expectations 

      Golub, Sarit A.; Gilbert, Daniel; Wilson, Timothy D. (American Psychological Association, 2009)
      Although negative expectations may have the benefit of softening the blow when a negative event occurs, they also have the cost of making people feel worse while they are waiting for that event to happen. Three studies ...
    • Why the Brain Talks to Itself: Sources of Error in Emotional Prediction 

      Gilbert, Daniel; Wilson, Timothy D. (The Royal Society, 2009)
      People typically choose pleasure over pain. But how do they know which of these their choices will entail? The brain generates mental simulations (previews) of future events, which produce affective reactions (premotions), ...