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Are we born to be optimistic, rather than realistic?
Unrealistic optimism is a bias that makes someone believe that he/she has a less risk of experiencing a negative event compared to others. It may be caused by the person's mood at the moment, the information they have about themselves versus others, or their desired end state. Unrealistic optimism is also known as the optimism bias or comparative optimism.
Tali Sharot shares new research that suggests our brains are wired to look on the bright side -- and how that can be both dangerous and beneficial.
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"Researchers have used terms such as unrealistic optimism and optimistic bias to refer to concepts that are similar but not synonymous.
Drawing from 3 decades of research, we discuss critically how researchers define unrealistic optimism, and we identify four types that reflect different measurement approaches: unrealistic absolute optimism at the individual and group levels and unrealistic comparative optimism at the individual and group levels.
In addition, we discuss methodological criticisms leveled against research on unrealistic optimism and note that the criticisms are primarily relevant to only one type: the group form of unrealistic comparative optimism.
We further clarify how the criticisms are not nearly as problematic as they might seem, even for unrealistic comparative optimism.
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