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Making sense of failure: A motivated model of hindsight bias.
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  • Mark V. Pezzo
  • Stephanie Pezzo
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Mark Pezzo

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2007
Date Issued
January 2007
Date Available
July 2011
Disciplines
Abstract
Can we learn from our mistakes? Does the large body of research demonstrating hindsight bias indicate that people are not likely to take responsibility for their errors and thus deprive themselves of the opportunity to learn to avoid such errors in the future? This examines two somewhat contradictory theories of hindsight bias, defensive processing and retroactive pessimism, and proposes a "motivated sense-making" model as a possible similar common pathway for the two processes. Specific attention is given to the implications of each process with regard to learning from one's mistakes.
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Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Social Cognition, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 147-164 (2007). Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.
Language
en_US
Publisher
Guilford Press
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Social Cognition, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 147-164 (2007)