Wishful Seeing

@article{Balcetis2010WishfulS,
  title={Wishful Seeing},
  author={Emily Balcetis and David Dunning},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={147 - 152}
}
Although people assume that they see the surrounding environment as it truly is, we suggest that perception of the natural environment is dependent upon the internal goal states of perceivers. Five experiments demonstrated that perceivers tend to see desirable objects (i.e., those that can fulfill immediate goals—a water bottle to assuage their thirst, money they can win, a personality test providing favorable feedback) as physically closer to them than less desirable objects. Biased distance… Expand
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