COUNTERFACTUAL THINKING

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., Pam M.S., "COUNTERFACTUAL THINKING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/counterfactual-thinking/ (accessed August 3, 2020).
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