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Fisher, C. D. (2008). Why don't they learn? Industrial and organizational psychology: Perspectives on science and practice, 1(3), 364-366.

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2008 HERDC submission. FoR code: 1701

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Highhouse (2008) suggests that managers’ ‘‘stubborn’’ preferences for suboptimal selection practices are based on two beliefs: (1) that selection decisions can be near 100% correct and (2) that the expertise and intuition needed to make perfect decisions are developed by experience. I will suggest mechanisms by which these beliefs persist in the face of what should be contradictory feedback.



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