Evolution: Selection For Positive Illusions

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Title: Evolution: Selection For Positive Illusions
Author: van Veelen, Matthijs; Nowak, Martin A.

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Citation: Van Veelen, Matthijs and Martin A. Nowak. 2011. Evolution: selection for positive illusions. Nature 477(7364): 282-283.
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Abstract: Everybody knows that overconfidence can be foolhardy. But a study reveals that having an overly positive self-image might confer an evolutionary advantage if the rewards outweigh the risks.
Published Version: doi:10.1038/477282a
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