Evolution: Selection For Positive Illusions
van Veelen, Matthijs
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CitationVan Veelen, Matthijs and Martin A. Nowak. 2011. Evolution: selection for positive illusions. Nature 477(7364): 282-283.
AbstractEverybody 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.
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