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Optimism bias in fans and sports reporters

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People are optimistic about their prospects relative to others. However, existing studies can be difficult to interpret because outcomes are not zero-sum. For example, one person avoiding cancer does not necessitate that another person develops cancer. Ideally, optimism bias would be evaluated within a closed formal system to establish with certainty the extent of the bias and the associated environmental factors, such that optimism bias is demonstrated when a population is internally inconsi...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0137685

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PloS one Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
9
Pages:
e0137685
Publication date:
2010-04-29
Acceptance date:
2014-12-17
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Source identifiers:
569879
Language:
English
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2016-07-12

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