5 years ago

A Primer on Unrealistic Optimism.

Shepperd JA, Klein WM, Weinstein ND, Waters E
People display unrealistic optimism in their predictions for countless events, believing that their personal future outcomes will be more desirable than can possibly be true. We summarize the vast literature on unrealistic optimism by focusing on four broad questions: What is unrealistic optimism; when does it occur; why does it occur; and what are its consequences.

Publisher URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26089606

DOI: PubMed:26089606

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