1. pretend methods wherein happenings in someone's life may have ended up a different way. Emotions of regretfulness or dismay might be present, in addition to a feeling of being relieved. 2. any procedure of using logic based upon a conditional proclamation of the form If X, then Y wherein X is recognized as being adverse to the truth, not plausible, or unable of being identified verified.

COUNTERFACTUAL THINKING: "Counterfactual thinking can be therapeutic if engaged in the correct manner, but what if-in all the time will generally get most people nowhere."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "COUNTERFACTUAL THINKING," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed December 8, 2022).


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