The realism in older people's confidence judgments of answers to general knowledge questions

Mats Dahl, Carl Martin Allwood, Bo Hagberg

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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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)234-238
    Number of pages4
    JournalPsychology and Aging
    Volume24
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Psychology (501)

    Keywords

    • aging
    • confidence judgments
    • general knowledge question
    • memory
    • realism

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