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The Realism in Older People's Confidence Judgments of Answers to General Knowledge Questions

Dahl, Mats LU ; Allwood, Carl Martin LU and Hagberg, Bo LU (2009) In Psychology and Aging 24(1). p.234-238
Abstract
The study investigated 2 aspects of the accuracy (i.e., realism) of confidence judgments of persons age 60-93 years (N = 1,384) regarding their answers to general knowledge questions. These aspects are the level of confidence (calibration) in relation to the proportion of correct answers and the ability to discriminate between correct and incorrect answers by means of confidence judgments. No age differences were found for either of the 2 aspects. Gender differences were found for proportion of correct answers and confidence but not for the realism in the confidence judgments.
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general knowledge question, realism, confidence judgments, aging, memory
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Psychology and Aging
volume
24
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1
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234 - 238
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American Psychological Association (APA)
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0882-7974
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10.1037/a0014048
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English
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  abstract     = {The study investigated 2 aspects of the accuracy (i.e., realism) of confidence judgments of persons age 60-93 years (N = 1,384) regarding their answers to general knowledge questions. These aspects are the level of confidence (calibration) in relation to the proportion of correct answers and the ability to discriminate between correct and incorrect answers by means of confidence judgments. No age differences were found for either of the 2 aspects. Gender differences were found for proportion of correct answers and confidence but not for the realism in the confidence judgments.},
  author       = {Dahl, Mats and Allwood, Carl Martin and Hagberg, Bo},
  issn         = {0882-7974},
  keyword      = {general knowledge question,realism,confidence judgments,aging,memory},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {234--238},
  publisher    = {American Psychological Association (APA)},
  series       = {Psychology and Aging},
  title        = {The Realism in Older People's Confidence Judgments of Answers to General Knowledge Questions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0014048},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2009},
}