Science news articles about 'optimistic beliefs'

  • How often will you use that treadmill?

    ... and consumers. For example, if a consumer holds unrealistically optimistic beliefs about how often they will work out in the future, then ... . "An important potential consequence of being overly optimistic about one's future behavior is that such optimistic beliefs may contribute to overbuying of products ...
  • Wishful betting can contaminate financial markets, study shows

    ... , investors who initially held accurate beliefs become overly optimistic about stock values. The research will be published ... investor appeared to be a "wishful thinker" – holding overly optimistic beliefs about intrinsic value. Seybert and Bloomfield ...
  • Swine flu -- were people in the UK ever really that concerned?

    ... to be wary of increased stereotyping and prejudice towards such groups". Goodwin concludes that, although unrealistically optimistic beliefs can reduce our willingness to enact healthy ...
  • Start of Ramadan could signal substantial stock gains

    ... positively affects investor psychology and leads to optimistic beliefs that extend to investment decisions, according to research ... Muslims, enhances their satisfaction with life and encourages optimistic beliefs. This optimism affects investor sentiment ...

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