Click to download: CBT Thought Record Worksheet- Hindsight bias is a type of memory distortion. It is the tendency to look back and see events that have already occurred as having been more predictable than was actually the case Hindsight bias can make us believe that we knew something at the time even if the evidence indicates we didn’t. If this leads us to think we made a bad decision it can result in strong feelings such as guilt or shame
More sneaky cognitive biases. Hindsight bias, Loss aversion and Recency bias. Parents in particular frustratingly seem to suffer from hindsight bias where everything becomes blindingly obvious as soon as a child has dropped the glass/fallen over/bumped into someone. Though careful is not so useful after the fact.