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A dual process theory of optimistic cognition

Sunehag, Peter; Hutter, Marcus


Optimism is a prevalent bias in human cognition including variations like self-serving beliefs, illusions of control and overly positive views of one's own future. Further, optimism has been linked with both success and happiness. In fact, it has been described as a part of human mental well-being which has otherwise been assumed to be about being connected to reality. In reality, only people suffering from depression are realistic. Here we study a formalization of optimism within a dual...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-07
Type: Conference paper


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