Humans Are Bad at Predicting Futures That Don’t Benefit Them

Between 1956 and 1962, the University of Cape Town psychologist Kurt Danziger asked 436 South African high-school and college students to imagine they were future historians. Write an essay predicting how the rest of the 20th century unfolds, he told them.

Read more: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/humans-are-bad-at-predicting-futures-that-dont-benefit-them.html

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