Hind­sight Bias

TagLast edit: 19 Nov 2021 17:34 UTC by Yoav Ravid

Hindsight Bias is a tendency to overestimate the foreseeability of events that have actually happened. I.e., subjects given information about X, and asked to assign a probability that X will happen, assign much lower probabilities than subjects who are given the same information about X, are told that X actually happened, and asked to estimate the foreseeable probability of X. Experiments also show that instructing subjects to “avoid hindsight bias” has little or no effect.

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