Going Too Easy on Our Charges: Teachers & Doctors’ “Affective Errors” | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

We all tend to prefer what we hope will  happen to the less appealing alternatives; this natural tendency is termed “affective error.”  We also lull ourselves into thinking that what we wish for will occur when we get the first inkling, however fragmentary, that our wish may come true.  In short, we value too highly information that fulfills our desires.