Unwarranted Blame : The Role of Hindsight Bias in Judgments of Suicide Likelihood and Preventability
Bleske-Rechek, April L.
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Hindsight bias is commonly referred to as the “I knew it all along” effect. Individuals who are informed of a specific outcome prior to judging how the event will pan out perceive that outcome as more likely to occur than do individuals who are not informed of any outcome. In essence, individuals perceive a given outcome as more obvious when they know that it happened.