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Subjective confidence predicts information seeking in decision making

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There is currently little direct evidence regarding the function of subjective confidence in decision making: The tight correlation between objective accuracy and subjective confidence makes it difficult to distinguish each variable’s unique contribution. Here, we created conditions in a perceptual decision task that were matched in accuracy but differed in subjective evaluation of accuracy by orthogonally varying the strength versus variability of evidence. Confidence was reduced with variab...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0956797617744771

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
University College
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11H3415N
V447115NtoK.Desender
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Psychological Science Journal website
Volume:
29
Issue:
5
Pages:
761-778
Publication date:
2018-04-02
Acceptance date:
2017-10-30
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EISSN:
1467-9280
ISSN:
0956-7976
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831795
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pubs:831795
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uuid:17c01c36-2c31-4549-a663-01c28dddbda2
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pubs:831795
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2018-03-26

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