Activating a mental simulation mind-set through generation of alternatives : Implications for debiasing in related and unrelated domains

@inproceedings{Hirt2004ActivatingAM,
  title={Activating a mental simulation mind-set through generation of alternatives : Implications for debiasing in related and unrelated domains},
  author={Edward R. Hirt and Frank R. Kardes and Keith D. Markmanc},
  year={2004}
}
Encouraging people to consider multiple alternatives appears to be a useful debiasing technique for reducing many biases (explanation, hindsight, and overconfidence), if the generation of alternatives is experienced as easy. The present research tests whether these alternative generation procedures induce a mental simulation mind-set (cf. Galinsky & Moskowitz, 2000), such that debiasing in one domain transfers to debias judgments in unrelated domains. The results indeed demonstrated that easy… CONTINUE READING