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Subjective confidence acts as an internal cost-benefit factor when choosing between tasks

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Upon making a decision, we typically have a sense of the likelihood that the decision we reached was a good one; that is, a degree of confidence in our choice. In a series of five experiments, we tested the hypothesis that confidence acts as an intrinsic cost-benefit factor when choosing between tasks, biasing people toward situations in which they experience higher confidence. Participants performed a task-selection paradigm in which they chose on each trial between two perceptual-judgment t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1037/xhp0000747

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1905-2129
Publisher:
American Psychological Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance Journal website
Volume:
46
Issue:
7
Pages:
729–748
Publication date:
2020-04-09
Acceptance date:
2020-03-06
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EISSN:
1939-1277
ISSN:
0096-1523
Language:
English
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1099155
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pubs:1099155
Deposit date:
2020-04-08

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