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The same old New Look: Publication bias in a study of wishful seeing

Gregory Francis

Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


Abstract. 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.

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    Cite as: Francis G, 2012, "The same old New Look: Publication bias in a study of wishful seeing" i-Perception 3(3) 176–178; doi:10.1068/i0519ic
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    DOI: 10.1068/i0519ic

    ISSN: 2041-6695 (electronic only)

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