Unformatted text preview: Simulations are decontextualized People use the weather to assess the overall mood Egocentric empathy gap- Predictions we make about the future is biased by the predictions made on the present. Simulations are unrepresentative Cold pressor task-> people tend to choose the one with greater pain (longer trial) This happens because people remember the longer pain being less stressful and not remember exact amount of pain it caused Free recall is similar to biased recall – people spontaneously recall the extreme experiences Simulations are truncated Futures are imagined by their beginnings You simulate becoming paraplegic rather than being paraplegic This is especially important because of the existence of what we might call a psychological immune system. Becoming is different from being....
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- Spring '08
- PIZARRO, D
- Psychology, paraplegics Simulation, imagination Incidental features, affective forecasting Imagination, overall mood Egocentric, important Lottery winners