Accounts of the confidence-accuracy relation in recognition memory.

  title={Accounts of the confidence-accuracy relation in recognition memory.},
  author={Thomas A. Busey and J L Tunnicliff and Geoffrey R. Loftus and Elizabeth F. Loftus},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  volume={7 1},
Confidence and accuracy, while often considered to tap the same memory representation, are often found to be only weakly correlated (e.g., Bothwell, Deffenbacher, & Brigham, 1987; Deffenbacher, 1980). There are at least two possible (nonexclusive) reasons for this weak relation. First, it may be simply due to noise of one sort or another; that is, it may come about because of both within- and between-subjects statistical variations that are partially uncorrelated for confidence measures on the… CONTINUE READING

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