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The Psychology of Windfall Gains
Abstract We hypothesized that windfall gains are spent more readily than other types of assets. Three questionnaire studies supported this hypothesis and led us to the conclusion that the
Surprise, defence, or making sense: What removes hindsight bias?
It is suggested that a sense of responsibility for the outcome may be necessary for defensive processing to be activated and a proposed sense-making model suggests that unexpected outcomes invoke greater sensemaking, which typically produces greater hindsight bias.
Making sense of failure: A motivated model of hindsight bias.
Can we learn from our mistakes? Does the large body of research demonstrating hindsight bias indicate that people are not likely to take responsibility for their errors and thus deprive themselves of
A Multilevel Analysis of Rumor Transmission: Effects of Anxiety and Belief in Two Field Experiments
Researchers have generally reported a positive linear relation between rumor anxiety and transmission but less consistent effects of situational anxiety and belief in the rumor. These conclusions,
Hindsight Bias: A Primer for Motivational Researchers
Thirty-five years since the publication of Fischhoff’s (1975) seminal article, we continue to be fascinated by the hindsight bias. Like a well-developed character in a novel, the bias has something
Physicians’ Tacit and Stated Policies for Determining Patient Benefit and Referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation
Physicians showed evidence of systematic gender bias as they judged women as less likely than men to benefit from CR, offering some explanation for the slow progress of efforts to improve CR referrals and for gender disparities in referral rates.