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 –

Optimism bias in drivers –

Optimism bias in marriages –

Optimism bias in time estimates –

“Waiting for Merlot: Anticipatory Consumption of Material & Experiential Purchases,” by Kumar, Killingsworth, & Gilovich, 2014 –

No but seriously guys I’m super excited.

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