Why are maximizers less happy than satisficers? Because they maximize positive and negative outcomes

Although extant research suggests maximizing is related to objectively positive outcomes (e.g., job offers), I propose maximizing may be simultaneously and positively related to objectively negative outcomes (e.g., job rejections). Specifically, I argue maximizers bear more instances of positive and...

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Volume: 23
Main Author: Polman, Evan
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Chichester, UK John Wiley & Sons, Ltd 01.04.2010
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published in: Journal of behavioral decision making Vol. 23; no. 2; pp. 179 - 190
Data of publication: 2010-04
ISSN: 0894-3257
1099-0771
EISSN: 1099-0771
Discipline: Psychology
Business
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