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Affective Forecasting

Affective forecasting, also known as hedonic forecasting, is predicting how you will feel in the future. People tend to be inaccurate in forecasting how they might feel later. They also tend to overestimate how positive or negative they would feel about future situations. affective forecasting finds its way into daily living. On the morning of a work meeting, you anticipate the day with dread and guilt, as the boss seems unhappy all of the time. Of course, you forecast for the worst outcome. The same happens with positive daily events. You anticipate a joyful evening with a good friend, looking forward to sharing your ups and downs with someone who cares. Can you predict your future feeling ?

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