WZB clips "My Research in Context"

Rose-tinted Glasses: What Stimulates Optimism

Selective perception tends to produce an overestimation of opportunities: restaurant founders, for example, can fail if their predictions are based exclusively on successful cases. Economist Kai Barron examines how convictions and expectations guide human behavior - and how they may deceive us.

The clip, produced by Vladimir Bondarenko and WZB press officer Gabriele Kammerer, is the second in a series introducing WZB-researchers and their work. Our mobile studio visited sites relevant to the respective research. "My Research in Context" are short films depicting academic work as it relates to society.

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Kai Barron im Kurzfilm
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Kai Barron