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Experience Lecture 18:28 Limitations of Anticipated Pleasure Impact Bias The impact biases the tendency for people to overestimate the length or the intensity of  future feeling states We overestimate the impact that a future event will have in our lives Ex. Prediction of Disability People predict that a disability will cause a much lower quality of life than is actually  reported by disabled patients Ex. Kidney Transplant Patients with renal failure overestimated quality of life after kidney transplant Ex. Romantic Relationships Overestimated their actually distress during a three month period following their breakup Impact bias is not necessarily a bad thing; the romantic relationship bias might make us  work harder to save relationships Transition Rule A person’s initial reaction to a new situation is incorrectly used as a proxy to forecast the  long-term effects of that new situation Ex. Lottery Winners and Paraplegics Lottery winners were not happier than controls and paraplegics were not as miserable 
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course PSYC 120 taught by Professor Andersen during the Fall '11 term at University of Delaware.

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