Hindsight bias after receiving self-relevant health risk information: a motivational perspective.

@article{Renner2003HindsightBA,
  title={Hindsight bias after receiving self-relevant health risk information: a motivational perspective.},
  author={Britta Renner},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2003},
  volume={11 4-5},
  pages={455-72}
}
The phenomenon of hindsight bias was explored in the context of self-relevant health risk information. Participants in a community screening estimated their cholesterol level (foresight measure) before receiving positive or negative feedback based on their actual cholesterol level. Hindsight estimations were then assessed twice: once immediately after the feedback, and again several weeks later. While the unexpected positive feedback group showed no systematic recall bias, hindsight estimations… CONTINUE READING