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Suffering a Loss Is Good Fortune: Myth or Reality?
Zhao, Cui-Xia1; Shen, Si-Chu2,3; Rao, Li-Lin2,3; Zheng, Rui2,3; Liu, Huan2,3,4; Li, Shu2,3
First AuthorCUI-XIA ZHAO
2018-07-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL DECISION MAKING
Correspondent Emaillishu@psych.ac.cn ; raoll@psych.ac.cn
ISSN0894-3257
Volume31Issue:3Pages:324-340
QuartileQ1
Abstract

We sometimes decide to take an offered option that results in apparent loss (e.g., unpaid overtime). Mainstream decision theory does not predict or explain this as a choice we want to make, whereas such a choice has long been described and highly regarded by the traditional Chinese dogma (suffering a loss is good fortune). To explore what makes the dogma work, we developed a celebrity anecdote-based scale to measure "Chikui" (suffering a loss) likelihood and found that:(i) people with higher scores on the Chikui Likelihood Scale (CLS) were more likely to report higher scores on subjective well-being and the Socioeconomic Index for the present and (ii) the current Socioeconomic Index could be positively predicted not only by current CLS scores but also by retrospective CLS scores recalled for the past, and the predictive effect was enhanced with increasing time intervals. Our findings suggest that "suffering a loss is good fortune" is not a myth but a certain reality. (c) 2017 The Authors Journal of Behavioral Decision Making Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

KeywordSuffering a Loss Anecdote-based Scale Socioeconomic Index Subjective Well-being
DOI10.1002/bdm.2056
Language英语
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; MOE (Ministry of Education in China) Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Foundation ; Foundation for the Supervisor of Beijing Excellent Doctoral Dissertation ; CAS Key Laboratory of Behavioral Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[31671166] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[31471005] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[71201163] ; MOE (Ministry of Education in China) Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Foundation[15YJC190032] ; Foundation for the Supervisor of Beijing Excellent Doctoral Dissertation[20138012501] ; CAS Key Laboratory of Behavioral Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences[Y5CX052003]
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Applied
WOS IDWOS:000435791700002
PublisherWILEY
WOS KeywordCovariance-structures ; Gratification ; Personality ; Decision ; Number ; Delay ; Indexes ; Tests ; Fit
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/26388
Collection中国科学院行为科学重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorRao, Li-Lin; Li, Shu
Affiliation1.Shandong Normal Univ, Sch Psychol, Jinan, Shandong, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, CAS Key Lab Behav Sci, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Dept Psychol, Beijing, Peoples R China
4.Nanchang Univ, Ctr Mental Hlth, Nanchang, Jiangxi, Peoples R China
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Zhao, Cui-Xia,Shen, Si-Chu,Rao, Li-Lin,et al. Suffering a Loss Is Good Fortune: Myth or Reality?[J]. JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL DECISION MAKING,2018,31(3):324-340.
APA Zhao, Cui-Xia,Shen, Si-Chu,Rao, Li-Lin,Zheng, Rui,Liu, Huan,&Li, Shu.(2018).Suffering a Loss Is Good Fortune: Myth or Reality?.JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL DECISION MAKING,31(3),324-340.
MLA Zhao, Cui-Xia,et al."Suffering a Loss Is Good Fortune: Myth or Reality?".JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL DECISION MAKING 31.3(2018):324-340.
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