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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2020, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (12): 2018-2026.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2020.02018

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On the causes and interventions of affective forecasting bias

SUN Lin, DUAN Tao, CHEN Ning()   

  1. Department of Psychology, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China
  • Received:2020-02-24 Online:2020-12-15 Published:2020-10-26
  • Contact: CHEN Ning


Affective forecasting bias is a type of separation phenomenon between affective forecasting and affective experience. According to the literature from the past decade (2009~2019), the popular research topics involve bias phenomena, causes, and interventions. Accordingly, three main findings are presented: Affective forecasting bias is very common, the causes of bias are extensive, and interventions can be conducted. Future research should especially focus on revealing the mechanism of affective forecasting bias, such as the psychological mechanism of specific biases and neuropsychological mechanism of biases and its evolutionary and cultural mechanisms.

Key words: affective forecasting bias, interpersonal affective forecasting, bias causes, intervenability

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