Misremembrance of Options Past: Source Monitoring and Choice

@article{Mather2000MisremembranceOO,
  title={Misremembrance of Options Past: Source Monitoring and Choice},
  author={Mary Lynn Mather and Eldar Shafir and Marcia K. Johnson},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={11},
  pages={132 - 138}
}
This study reveals that when remembering past decisions, people engage in choice-supportive memory distortion. When asked to make memory attributions of options' features, participants made source-monitoring errors that supported their decisions. They tended to attribute, both correctly and incorrectly, more positive features to the option they had selected than to its competitor. In addition, they sometimes attributed, both correctly and incorrectly, more negative features to the nonselected… 

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