How Shocking Will Others Find Lady Gaga? Desensitization Via Repetition Biases Predictions
Poster Session VIII - Board: VIII-
Accurate social cognition often depends on people’s abilities to predict how others will react to emotive content (e.g. art, sports, potentially risqué photos). In three studies we find desensitization to emotive stimuli via repeated exposure biases one’s predictions for how others (even complete novices) will respond to the emotive content.