The Least Likely of Times

@article{Morewedge2005TheLL,
  title={The Least Likely of Times},
  author={Carey K. Morewedge and Daniel T. Gilbert and Timothy D. Wilson},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={626 - 630}
}
Atypical events are both memorable and unrepresentative of their class. We tested the hypotheses that (a) people tend to recall atypical instances of events, and (b) when they are unaware of this, they rely on these atypical instances in forecasting their affective reactions to future events. In three studies, participants who were asked to recall an instance of an event and participants who were asked to recall an atypical instance of an event recalled equally atypical instances. However, only… 

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