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The Illusion of Control: Are There Benefits to Being Self-Deluded? - Behavioural Therapy ~ Fiona Wilkinson MPsy, PhD
Do people always over-estimate how much they control their lives? The ‘illusion of control’ is this: people tend to overestimate their perceived control over events in their lives. It’s well documented and has been tested over-and-over in lots of different studies over four decades. Here’s an example: you choose an apple which tastes delicious. You …