Hot-cold empathy gaps and medical decision making.

@article{Loewenstein2005HotcoldEG,
  title={Hot-cold empathy gaps and medical decision making.},
  author={George Loewenstein},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 4S},
  pages={
          S49-56
        }
}
Prior research has shown that people mispredict their own behavior and preferences across affective states. When people are in an affectively "cold" state, they fail to fully appreciate how "hot" states will affect their own preferences and behavior. When in hot states, they underestimate the influence of those states and, as a result, overestimate the stability of their current preferences. The same biases apply interpersonally; for example, people who are not affectively aroused… CONTINUE READING

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