Hindsight bias in gustatory judgments

Pohl, Rüdiger F.; Schwarz, Stefan; Sczesny, Sabine; Stahlberg, Dagmar (2003). Hindsight bias in gustatory judgments. Experimental psychology, 50(2), pp. 107-115. Hogrefe 10.1026//1618-3169.50.2.107

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Being in hindsight, people tend to overestimate what they had known in foresight. This phenomenon has been studied for a wide variety of knowledge domains (e.g., episodes with uncertain outcomes, or solutions to almanac questions). As a result of these studies, hindsight bias turned out to be a robust phenomenon. In this paper, we present two experiments that successfully extended the domain of hindsight bias to gustatory judgments. Participants tasted different food items and were asked to estimate the quantity of a certain ingredient, for example, the residual sugar in a white wine. Judgments in both experiments were systematically biased towards previously presented low or high values that were labeled as the true quantities. Thus, hindsight bias can be considered a phenomenon that extends well beyond the judgment domains studied so far.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

UniBE Contributor:

Sczesny, Sabine

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

1618-3169

Publisher:

Hogrefe

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sabine Sczesny

Date Deposited:

09 Feb 2016 14:16

Last Modified:

09 Sep 2017 15:09

Publisher DOI:

10.1026//1618-3169.50.2.107

PubMed ID:

12693195

Uncontrolled Keywords:

judgment, hindsight bias, anchoring, expertise

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.75306

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/75306

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