Hindsight bias and the activation of counterfactual mind-sets.

  title={Hindsight bias and the activation of counterfactual mind-sets.},
  author={Steffen Nestler and Gernot von Collani},
  journal={Experimental psychology},
  volume={55 5},
Previous research has shown that conditional counterfactuals are positively related to the magnitude of creeping determinism. Unlike previous experiments which show this increased hindsight bias to occur after exceptional antecedents, we investigated another possible factor, namely a prior activation of a counterfactual mind-set. We investigated our prediction using a hypothetical scenario. Prior to reading the hindsight scenario some participants were asked to solve a scrambled-sentence test… CONTINUE READING

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