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.
Trends Cogn Sci
644 - 646
Bias, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Deception, Humans, Memory, Repression, Psychology, Social Behavior