[PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D [ed] (2012). Judgements of likelihood under hypoxic conditions. Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration (ISSN 1177-4576), 2012, pages 264-266. [Printer friendly]
Mild hypoxia and optimistic judgement
Their results showed that a small group of participants did not change or only slightly changed their judgements about life events under normal and hypoxic conditions (see illustration 1). That is, overall optimistic judgement did not change but remained slightly above average. Particular judgements did increase or decrease slightly depending on the condition, but perhaps not enough as for suggesting a sensible effect of mild hypoxia on judgement. Changes occurred in either direction, depending on the judgement, and so there was no tendency for just optimism (or pessimism) to appear more extreme under mildly hypoxic conditions than under normal conditions within this group.
|Illustration 1: Likelihood under normal and hypoxic conditions|
|Overall judgement of likelihood||Little above avrg||Little above avrg|
|Items included in group analysis|
|Maintaining good relationships with relatives||Little above avrg||Above avrg|
|Staying healthy and fit to an old age||Little above avrg||Above avrg|
|Not being fired from a job||Little above avrg||Little above avrg|
|Falling or staying in love||Above avrg||Little above avrg|
|Not becoming sterile||Little above avrg||Little above avrg|
|Not developing a drinking problem||Above avrg||Above avrg|
|Not attempting suicide||Above avrg||Above avrg|
|Having a successful career||Little above avrg||Little above avrg|
|Not having a heart attack before 40||Little above avrg||Little above avrg|
|Traveling extensively||Little above avrg||Little above avrg|
|Liking my job||Little above avrg||Little above avrg|
|Not getting infected with Aids||Above avrg||Above avrg|
|Items excluded from group analysis|
|Living beyond 80||Average||Average|
|Getting a wonderful surprise next birthday||Average||Average|
|Not contracting cancer||Average||Average|
|Not being a victim of theft||Average||Average|
|(Mean values on a scale ranging between 'Much below average' to 'Much above average')|
Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2012). Massey University, Turitea Campus, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. (JDPerezgonzalez).
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