Naive empiricism and dogmatism in confidence research: a critical examination of the hard-easy effect.

@article{Juslin2000NaiveEA,
  title={Naive empiricism and dogmatism in confidence research: a critical examination of the hard-easy effect.},
  author={Peter Juslin and Anders Winman and Henrik Olsson},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2000},
  volume={107 2},
  pages={384-96}
}
Two robust phenomena in research on confidence in one's general knowledge are the overconfidence phenomenon and the hard-easy effect. In this article, the authors propose that the hard-easy effect has been interpreted with insufficient attention to the scale-end effects, the linear dependency, and the regression effects in data and that the continued adherence to the idea of a "cognitive overconfidence bias" is mediated by selective attention to particular data sets. A quantitative review of… CONTINUE READING
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