Effect of task length on remembered and predicted duration.

@article{Roy2008EffectOT,
  title={Effect of task length on remembered and predicted duration.},
  author={Michael M. Roy and Nicholas J. S. Christenfeld},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={202-7}
}
Vierordt's (1868) law states that when estimating the duration of a previous task, people overestimate short durations and underestimate long ones. We examine whether this same pattern holds for remembered and predicted duration for tasks lasting between 1 and 15 min. In support of Vierordt's law and its extension to future duration estimates, task duration tended to be overestimated for short tasks (less than 2 min) and underestimated for long tasks for both remembered and predicted duration. 

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 11 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 37 references

Collaborative planning and prediction : Does group discussion affect optimistic bi ­ ases in time estimation ?

  • R. Buehler, D. Messervey, D. Griffin
  • Organizational Behavior & Human Decision…
  • 2005

If you don ’ t want to be late , enumer ­ ate : Unpacking reduces the planning fallacy

  • J. Kruger, M. Evans
  • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
  • 2004

The effect

  • K. E. Thomas, S. J. Handley, S. E. Newstead
  • 2004

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…