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Trends Cogn Sci. 2016 Sep;20(9):644-646. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2016.06.009. Epub 2016 Jun 29.

The Benefits and Costs of a Rose-Colored Hindsight.

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Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
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Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Electronic address: molly.crockett@psy.ox.ac.uk.

Abstract

Self-serving biases lead people to see themselves and their future through rose-colored glasses. New research by Kouchaki and Gino suggests this rosy view also extends backwards: memories of unethical behavior are less vivid than memories of good deeds. This so-called 'unethical amnesia' has many individual benefits, but also carries social costs.

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PMID:
27372831
DOI:
10.1016/j.tics.2016.06.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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