Predicting the near and distant future.

  title={Predicting the near and distant future.},
  author={Shiri Nussbaum and Nira Liberman and Yaacov Trope},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  volume={135 2},
Four studies investigated individuals' confidence in predicting near future and distant future outcomes. Study 1 found that participants were more confident in theory-based predictions of psychological experiments when these experiments were expected to take place in the more distant future. Studies 2-4 examined participants' confidence in predicting their performance on near and distant future tests. These studies found that in predicting their more distant future performance, participants… CONTINUE READING

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