Date of Award
Master of Arts in Psychology
This study examined the effect of including a human figure drawing on the hindsight bias among undergraduate psychology students. Six groups were given a description of a 15 year-old boy who was experiencing school difficulties. Some of these groups also were given outcome information suggesting that the boy's difficulties were due either to social-emotional problems or to learning problems. In addition, some groups also were given a human figure drawing made by the boy. Participants then assigned likelihood probabilities to the two outcomes. Results of non-parametric analyses showed the hindsight bias for only one of the six groups. In contrast, results of parametric analyses showed a main effect for the outcome variable. Results are discussed in terms of previous research on the hindsight bias.
Dufresne, Elizabeth A., "A Study of the Effect of Projective Drawings on the Hindsight Bias" (2000). Open Access Master's Theses. Paper 1587.