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The Same Old New Look: Publication Bias in a Study of Wishful Seeing

  1. Gregory Francis
    1. Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
  1. email: gfrancis{at}purdue.edu


A recent study reported evidence of “wishful seeing,” where observers reported seeing a desired object as being closer than other objects. A statistical analysis of the experimental findings reveals evidence of publication bias in the study, so the existence of wishful seeing remains unproven.

  • Received March 16, 2012.
  • Revision received March 21, 2012.

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  1. i-Perception vol. 3 no. 3 176-178
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