Neglecting Decline: Biased Views of Personal Development Driven By Failure to Recall and Predict Negative Change

A one-year longitudinal study examined people’s beliefs about their personal change. Comparisons of predicted, actual, and remembered change revealed that participants simultaneously underestimated the absolute magnitude and overestimated the positivity of change in both prediction and recall. This effect was due to an asymmetry whereby people selectively neglect negative changes.



Citation:

Sarah Molouki, Daniel Bartels, and Oleg Urminsky (2016) ,"Neglecting Decline: Biased Views of Personal Development Driven By Failure to Recall and Predict Negative Change", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44, eds. Page Moreau, Stefano Puntoni, and , Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 241-245.

Authors

Sarah Molouki, University of Chicago, USA
Daniel Bartels, University of Chicago, USA
Oleg Urminsky, University of Chicago, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44 | 2016



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