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International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2020, 4(4); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.040411.

Research Idea and Literature Review on the Effect of Affective Forecasting on Emotional Experience


Sophie Liu

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Sophie Liu

Waterloo Collegiate Institute, Waterloo, N2L3P2, Canada


According to the study by Timothy Wilson and Daniel Gilbert on affective forecasting (2003), people’s prediction of their emotional reactions towards future events could influence their actual emotional responses. The aim of this research idea is to further investigate the impact of affective forecasting on the intensity of affective experience by conducting two experiments in which participants would be divided into two groups based on their predictions of the intensity of their emotional experience towards a fear-inducing event and a happiness-inducing event, and the intensity of the actual emotional experience of the two groups would be recorded and compared. Several related studies on affective forecasting are reviewed in the introduction section.


Affective Forecasting, Affective Experience, Expectation Effect, Literature Review, Research Proposal

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Sophie Liu. Research Idea and Literature Review on the Effect of Affective Forecasting on Emotional Experience. International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2020) Vol.4, Issue 4: 123-132. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDES.040411.


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