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I am looking for studies exploring the relationship between people’s perceived difficulty/complexity of a task, and the mistakes they make while executing it. Any reference would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Psychology.SE. Please visit our site tour. Are you particularly looking at mistakes caused by perceived complexity of a given situation, or for something else, like maybe, mistakes in thinking that a complex solution is required for a seemingly complex scenario? $\endgroup$ Nov 14 at 6:48
  • $\begingroup$ I think you are asking about the metacognitive judgement of difficulty, and its relationship with response accuracy? Having the right terms makes it easier to find papers, such as Bajšanski, Močibob, & Valerjev (2014) or Park & Bae (2013). A more specific question might get a more specific answer... $\endgroup$
    – Arnon Weinberg
    Nov 15 at 3:16