Healthy adults frequently are overly optimistic when judging whether unpleasant events are more or less likely to happen to them than to other people. This bias often stems from their perception that they have control over events. If shared by patients with schizophrenia, this optimistic bias could distort their judgments about research participation, medical treatments, and risky social situations. Prentice et al. (p. 507) asked stable patients with schizophrenia and healthy adults how likely they were, compared to other people, to experience 40 adverse events classified as controllable, uncontrollable, and neutral. Both groups indicated that they were less likely than others to experience all three types of events. The patients’ optimism, however, was less pronounced than that of the comparison subjects, especially for the controllable events. Hence, patients with schizophrenia may be more realistic than healthy people in assessing risk.