Decomposing the Hindsight Bias : A Multinomial Processing Tree Model for Separating Recollection and Reconstruction in Hindsight

@inproceedings{Erdfelder2004DecomposingTH,
  title={Decomposing the Hindsight Bias : A Multinomial Processing Tree Model for Separating Recollection and Reconstruction in Hindsight},
  author={Edgar Erdfelder and Axel Buchner},
  year={2004}
}
After having received feedback about the correct answer to a question, a memory judgment about one's own past answer, the original judgment (OJ), is often biased toward the feedback. The authors present a multinomial model that explains this hindsight bias effect in terms of both memory impairments and reconstruction biases for nonrecollected OJs. The model was tested in 4 experiments. As predicted, the parameters measuring OJ recollection could be influenced selectively by contrasting items… CONTINUE READING