How the New Delta Variant is a Classic Case of “Affective Forecasting Errors,” which has specific psychological blow-back


From The Washington Post via MSN:

Something called ‘affective forecasting errors’ may also be shaping our moods. That phrase, coined by Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert and University of Virginia psychologist Tim Wilson, refers to the human tendency to be reliably inaccurate when predicting the intensity and duration of our emotions after significant possible future life events, such as serious physical injuries, financial windfalls, or — let’s say — emerging from a global pandemic.

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