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Comment author: gwern 09 August 2012 01:30:41AM *  2 points [-]

Alas, belief is easier than disbelief; we believe instinctively, but disbelief requires a conscious effort.

Looking through Google Scholar for citations of Gilbert 1990 and Gilbert 1993, I see 2 replications which question the original effect:

(While looking for those, I found some good citations for my fiction-biases section, though.)