- People tend to be overweight in recent experiences, and the positive or negative perception of one is disproportionately determined by the last episodes of the entire experience.
- A vacation that starts bad but has a pleasant ending is likely to be remembered favourably; the opposite sequence may undermine the overall experience.
- Similarly, the last 20 minutes of the movie define the genre to the general audience (thus, commercial films prefer a closed happy ending over open-ended ones).
- The tail ends with a comedian, or everyone being happy and cracking some jokes, is commonly used in Indian Cinemas to build this effect. Peak-End Rule
Overweighting the Recent
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