The Benefits and Costs of a Rose-Colored Hindsight.
Kappes A., Crockett MJ.
Self-serving biases lead people to see themselves and their future through rose-colored glasses. New research by Kouchaki and Gino suggests this rosy view also extends backwards: memories of unethical behavior are less vivid than memories of good deeds. This so-called 'unethical amnesia' has many individual benefits, but also carries social costs.