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.