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Alexandros comments on Self-fulfilling correlations - Less Wrong

103 Post author: PhilGoetz 26 August 2010 09:07PM

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Comment author: Alexandros 28 August 2010 03:50:22PM 3 points [-]

Nice article. It seems to be the opposite of goodhart's law (self-destructing correlations) but if there's some higher model that unifies the two, I can't see it at the moment.

Comment author: DanielLC 10 November 2011 09:49:34PM 3 points [-]

It's pretty simple. Belief of a correlation, like anything else, can affect the correlation. If belief strengthens it, it's self-fulfilling. If belief weakens it, it's goodhart's law.