Talk:Outcome bias

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The problem with this entire site is page after page of examples which suit the personal rational bias of the author.— Unsigned, by: 2.96.103.23 / talk / contribs 01:57, 28 November 2013‎ (UTC)

Yes our bias towards rationality is an ongoing problem. Tielec01 (talk) 02:17, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
This is a wiki. Most pages don't have a single author.--ZooGuard (talk) 09:48, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Should be deleted.[edit]

I stumbled over this via "Random Page" and... ugh. This article is just horrible. It mixes together hindsight bias with a straw man of utilitarianism/consequentialism in a completely illogical fashion (some lines refer to the one, some to the other thing, with no real connection). Since there already is an article on hindsight bias, I'd say delete it. Octo8 (talk) 16:11, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

The two are slightly different, though. Hindsight bias involves a memory distortion whereas outcome bias doesn't. I'll fix it up a bit. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 16:19, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Actually, I think I get the difference now. But only the real estate agent example refers to that, the other surviving example is actually hindsight bias. I tried to work out the distinction better in the example, leaving only that example alive. I also cut down all "see also" links. Hindsight bias is covered in the text, presentism has more to do with hindsight bias, utilitarianism and consequentialism are absolutely not this except maybe in strawman versions, and the argument from adverse consequences is something else entirely, too. (the problem with that is deriving an is from an ought). Octo8 (talk) 17:30, 27 February 2014 (UTC)