The Devil is in the Details: Comparisons of Episodic Simulations of Positive and Negative Future Events

  title={The Devil is in the Details: Comparisons of Episodic Simulations of Positive and Negative Future Events},
  author={Vannia A Puig and Karl K Szpunar},
Over the past decade, psychologists have devoted considerable attention to episodic simulation—the ability to imagine specific hypothetical events. Perhaps one of the most consistent patterns of data to emerge from this literature is that positive simulations of the future are rated as more detailed than negative simulations of the future, a pattern of results that is commonly interpreted as evidence for a positivity bias in future thinking. In the present article, we demonstrate across two… 

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