Wishful Thinking

@article{Bastardi2011WishfulT,
  title={Wishful Thinking},
  author={A. Bastardi and E. Uhlmann and L. Ross},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={22},
  pages={731 - 732}
}
The article discusses a study which examined whether desire would trump beliefs based on facts when participants were asked if they believe home care is superior to day care. It also examind whether would-be-parents would change their initial beliefs to conform to their plans and desires. The study concluded that evaluations of purported scientific evidence were shaped more by what would-be-parents desired to be true than by what they had initially believed to be true. 

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