A test of the overconfidence phenomenon using audio signals

Yoram Bar-Tal, Anat Sarid, Liat Kishon-Rabin

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The existence of the overconfidence phenomenon was examined using a signal detection paradigm. Fifty-five participants were asked to decide whether they heard a signal or noise only, and to rate how certain they were of their decisions. The results confirmed the existence of overconfidence as well as the "hard-easy" effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-80
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of General Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Audio signals
  • Hard-easy effect
  • Overconfidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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