Self-produced decisional conflict due to incorrect metacognitions.

Lottie Bullens, Jens Förster, Frenk van Harreveld, Nira Liberman

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This chapter aims to highlight some of the existing inconsistencies between what people believe to be optimal decision circumstances and what in reality tends to be most advantageous. We especially address findings and conclusions contradicting three conventional wisdoms: (1) the more options to choose from, the better off we are; (2) extensive deliberation enhances the quality of decision making; and (3) reversible decisions are pleasant and harmless. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCognitive consistency: A fundamental principle in social cognition.
EditorsBertman Gawronski, Fritz Strack
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, US
PublisherGuilford Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781609189464
StatePublished - 17 Jan 2012


  • Conflict
  • Decision Making
  • Metacognition


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