Confidence in cognition and intrapersonal perception: do we know what we think we know about our own cognitive performance and personality traits?

Baker, Sandra F. and Fogarty, Gerard J. (2004) Confidence in cognition and intrapersonal perception: do we know what we think we know about our own cognitive performance and personality traits? In: Proceedings of the 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference: Psychological Science in Action. Australian Psychological Society, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 24-28. ISBN 0-909881-25-1

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Abstract

[Abstract]: Calibration research is concerned with the accuracy of
confidence judgments made by individuals when
responding to various cognitive tasks. Within the
cognitive domain, research has demonstrated the
existence of a trait of self-confidence that appears to be
independent of the type of cognitive activity being
investigated. However, the generality of this trait across
other domains, such as personality assessment, remains
largely unexplored. The present study addressed this by
including a number of cognitive and personality
assessment tasks within a single battery. It was expected
that the usual general self-confidence factor would
emerge in the structural analysis of the cognitive tasks
and that this factor would also share variance with
confidence measures obtained from the personality tasks.
This study also investigated whether confidence and
calibration differed as a function of ability level. A total
of 127 participants completed the battery. Findings
indicate that self-confidence did not differentiate from
accuracy scores within the cognitive domain and that
there was differentiation across the cognitive and
personality domains. Also, low scorers were more miscalibrated
than high scorers on one of the reasoning
tasks.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited according to Publisher's requirements: 'This is an electronic version of an article published in Katsikitis, Mary (Ed.) (2004). Proceedings of the 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference (pp. 24-28). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society. ISBN 0-909881-25-1.'
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:15
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 01:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: calibration research, self-confidence, cognitive tasks, personality assessment
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/117

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