Why do some people says, ‘I knew it would happen’, after an event has happened?

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  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 7 years ago

    Why do some people says, ‘I knew it would happen’, after an event has happened?

  2. Bukarella profile image85
    Bukarellaposted 7 years ago

    because they had a feeling "it" would happen? At least that's why I say it, when I say it. smile

  3. JulianaDragoness profile image73
    JulianaDragonessposted 7 years ago

    Some are given the ability to see what's ahead or maybe just logical thinking?  Whatever the case may be Golly Gee Wiz they should have went with the first thought.  Statistics say that the first thought you have is usually the right answer or outcome.

  4. sangre profile image94
    sangreposted 7 years ago

    Sometimes it can be intitution or maybe they have physic powers. :-) Most often i think it's just a saying we have that we end up using.

  5. Flavie Lolol profile image72
    Flavie Lololposted 7 years ago

    This is all about Cognitive Psychology. Human beings will say, ‘I knew-it-all-along’, because of hindsight effect or creeping determinism after an event has happened. People will always be inclined to an event that has already happened as being more predictable than it was before the event took place.

    A good example is when we are preparing for exams. When you are studying, you may be tempted to believe you are an expert in a subject. When the example comes the next day examining exactly what you have been studying, you find you can’t get everything correct because of hindsight effect. When one is studying, it’s always good to try and test the effect hindsight has on what is being studied.

    You must have heard it from a student who has just done an examination. When asked how the exam was, he will say 50/50. And when the results come and the results show he has passed, he will say “I-knew-it-all-along that I was to pass that exam”.

    The effect of hindsight is mostly experienced in trading the stock market. You may look at the past performance of a stock by comparing prices and moving average. The past performance will show it’s very easy to trade the stock by just comparing prices with the moving averages. But when you try to trade the same in real time, you will find it’s very difficult to make a profit.

    Hindsight bias is therefore the tendency of humans to change an opinion from an original thought to something different after new information has been provided. Hindsight bias is a weakness but the beauty of it is that it helps us make decisions fast, albeit not necessarily the correct decisions.


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