THUNK – 81. Optimism Bias, Anticipation, & STAR WARS

Cynics assume everything sucks until proven otherwise…should we use that approach for the new Star Wars movie?

-Links for the Curious-

Yahtzee’s Zero Punctuation E3 Massacre 2008, featuring the Cynic’s Punnet Square – www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wdfFuO3Rqs

Optimism bias in drivers – www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0001457589900249

Optimism bias in marriages – psp.sagepub.com/content/31/2/198.short

Optimism bias in time estimates – psp.sagepub.com/content/23/3/238.short

“Waiting for Merlot: Anticipatory Consumption of Material & Experiential Purchases,” by Kumar, Killingsworth, & Gilovich, 2014 – pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/08/21/0956797614546556.abstract

No but seriously guys I’m super excited.

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