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The hot hand in basketball: On the misperception of random sequences
We investigate the origin and the validity of common beliefs regarding “the hot hand” and “streak shooting” in the game of basketball. Basketball players and fans alike tend to believe that aExpand
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Heuristics and Biases: The Psychology of Intuitive Judgment
A review is presented of the book “Heuristics and Biases: The Psychology of Intuitive Judgment,” edited by Thomas Gilovich, Dale Griffin, and Daniel Kahneman.
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To do or to have? That is the question.
Do experiences make people happier than material possessions? In two surveys, respondents from various demographic groups indicated that experiential purchases-those made with the primary intentionExpand
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How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life
When can we trust what we believe - that "teams and players have winning streaks", that "flattery works", or that "the more people who agree, the more likely they are to be right" - and when are suchExpand
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Perspective taking as egocentric anchoring and adjustment.
The authors propose that people adopt others' perspectives by serially adjusting from their own. As predicted, estimates of others' perceptions were consistent with one's own but differed in a mannerExpand
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The experience of regret: what, when, and why.
This article reviews evidence indicating that there is a temporal pattern to the experience of regret. Actions, or errors of commission, generate more regret in the short term; but inactions, orExpand
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Does Studying Economics Inhibit Cooperation
In this paper we investigate whether exposure to the self-interest model commonly used in economics alters the extent to which people behave in self-interested ways. First, we report the results ofExpand
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The Anchoring-and-Adjustment Heuristic
One way to make judgments under uncertainty is to anchor on information that comes to mind and adjust until a plausible estimate is reached. This anchoring-and-adjustment heuristic is assumed toExpand
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Putting Adjustment Back in the Anchoring and Adjustment Heuristic: Differential Processing of Self-Generated and Experimenter-Provided Anchors
People's estimates of uncertain quantities are commonly influenced by irrelevant values. These anchoring effects were originally explained as insufficient adjustment away from an initial anchorExpand
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The temporal pattern to the experience of regret.
  • T. Gilovich, V. Medvec
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 September 1994
Through telephone surveys, written questionnaires, and face-to-face interviews, it was found that people's biggest regrets tend to involve things they have failed to do in their lives. This conflictsExpand
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