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Cognitive determinants of affective forecasting errors.

  title={Cognitive determinants of affective forecasting errors.},
  author={Michael Hoerger and Stuart W. Quirk and Richard E. Lucas and Thomas Carr},
  journal={Judgment and decision making},
  volume={5 5},
Often to the detriment of human decision making, people are prone to an impact bias when making affective forecasts, overestimating the emotional consequences of future events. The cognitive processes underlying the impact bias, and methods for correcting it, have been debated and warrant further exploration. In the present investigation, we examined both individual differences and contextual variables associated with cognitive processing in affective forecasting for an election. Results showed… 

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