"My Research in Context"

Rose-tinted Glasses: What Stimulates Optimism

Selective perception tends to produce an overestimation of opportunities: restaurant founders, for example, can fail if their predictions are based exclusively on successful cases. Economist Kai Barron examines how convictions and expectations guide human behavior - and how they may deceive us.

The clip, produced by Vladimir Bondarenko and WZB press officer Gabriele Kammerer, is the second in a series introducing WZB-researchers and their work. Our mobile studio visited sites relevant to the respective research. "My Research in Context" are short films depicting academic work as it relates to society.

Kai Barron