Hindsight Bias

By Renée Grinnell

People’s tendency to proclaim events and outcomes as easily predictable after they have already occurred, as in politics, sporting events, and prophecies.

Example: “Well, of course the Eagles were going to win. There was no doubt in my mind.” –”But honey, last week you were so worried they would lose!”


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 Jan 2009

 

 
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