Overconfidence Bias: Asking Couples About Their Relationships

“Why Are We All So Stupid?” explores the cognitive biases that lead us to make irrational decisions. This episode focuses on overconfidence bias, which is our tendency to be more confident in our abilities than is objectively justified. Do you really think your marriage will last forever? We explore the overconfidence bias by asking couples about their relationships.

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