Mood and realism of confidence judgements of one's own answers to general knowledge questions.

@article{Allwood1991MoodAR,
  title={Mood and realism of confidence judgements of one's own answers to general knowledge questions.},
  author={Carl Martin Allwood and C G Bj{\"o}rhag},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of psychology},
  year={1991},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={
          358-71
        }
}
This study examines the effect of a depressed mood on the realism of subjects' confidence judgements of the correctness of answers to general knowledge questions. Research conducted on how mood influences cognitive processes gives reason to expect that a depressed mood might increase the realism of individuals' confidence ratings. Sixty subjects were divided into three conditions, two of which were given mood induction, one condition into an elated-happy mood and one condition into a depressed… CONTINUE READING
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