Questions tagged [confidence]

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Confidence rating in cognitive experiments

Does a confidence rating included in a post task measure the likelihood of correctness to the answer or likelihood of occurrence of an event. To give an example: participants are given a picture of ...
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Are people who believe they are of average intelligence mentally ill?

A psychology professor of mine said that anyone who believes themselves to be of only average intelligence is likely suffering from depression or another mental illness that impacts their self-esteem. ...
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Relation of confidence and problem solving ability

My personal experiences have shown me multiple times that by only boosting my confidence in my ability to solve a problem, without gaining any additional knowledge, I was able to solve it! My ...
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What is the primary source of the “mount stupid” graphic?

Online descriptions of the Dunning-Kruger effect are often accompanied by a "mount stupid" graphic similar to the below - from a Psychology Today article: However, the research paper does not contain ...
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What is the term of having a high perceived confidence while having limited knowledge?

What is the term of the state in which one acts to be very experienced even though he does not appear to know everything. And, because of his confidence, is able to persuade people that he/she is ...
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Looking for the term for the relationship between “confidence” and “knowledge” [closed]

I'm looking for the name of an effect that relates confidence in your decisions (dependent variable) against your level of knowledge for a specific domain (independent variable). I don't remember ...
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What Ethical and Legal Provisions Release One from “Mandatory Reporting”? [closed]

Question What provisions exist that can be applied to provide assurance to a client or patient that they can talk, "off the record", "without repercussions", and that nothing will be documented? ...
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Why is Mr. Monk unsure?

One of the funniest and most psychologically intriguing characters on TV (in my opinion) is Adrian Monk. If you don't know who he is, I highly recommend watching the TV show. It's called "Monk" (...
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What is the cognitive basis for a sudden loss of confidence in social/professional interactions? [closed]

This question is similar to this earlier question, but from a very different viewpoint - what I am asking here is, what is the cognitive basis for a sudden loss of confidence? For example, if a ...
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When is higher confidence predictive of less accuracy?

Normally, when an individual is more confident in a particular response (e.g., memory decision, general knowledge answer), he or she is also more likely to be accurate. There are also studies in which ...
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What processes underlies confidence ratings in cognitive decision-making?

Many experiments in cognitive psychology and other domains ask for confidence ratings (e.g., on a 0-100 scale, 100 meaning "I'm sure I experienced this stimulus"). What accounts describe how these ...