ABSTRACT

This quote from Benjamin Franklin provides an interesting insight into the relation between these two emotions. Not only does it point towards the often selfdefeating nature of decisions made in a state of anger, but it is revealing in terms of the order in which both emotions tend to be experienced when it comes to making decisions; anger is experienced prior to and during the decision, but shame is felt only after a decision has been made. This difference in terms of order is central to the present purposes.