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dc.contributor.advisor Marsh, Elizabeth en_US
dc.contributor.author Fazio, Lisa K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-10T19:57:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-01T04:30:05Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2388
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>The hypercorrection effect refers to the finding that high-confidence errors are more likely to be corrected after feedback than are low-confidence errors (Butterfield & Metcalfe, 2001). In 5 experiments I examine the hypercorrection effect, offer possible explanations for why the effect occurs, and examine the durability of the effect. In Experiment 1, I replicate the hypercorrection effect and show that delaying the feedback does not reduce the effect. In a secondary item analysis I also show that the effect is not caused by "tricky" questions. In Experiments 2 and 3, I show that subjects are more likely to remember the source of the feedback after both high-confidence errors and low-confidence correct responses. This suggests that it is the discrepancy between the subject's expectation and the actual feedback that causes the hypercorrection effect. In Experiment 4 I show that the hypercorrection effect also occurs for episodic false memories showing the diversity of the effect. Finally, in Experiment 5 I examine the durability of the effect. Initial high-confidence errors that are corrected after feedback remain corrected one week later.</p> en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Psychology, Cognitive en_US
dc.subject confidence en_US
dc.subject feedback en_US
dc.subject memory en_US
dc.subject metacognition en_US
dc.title Understanding the Hypercorrection Effect: Why High-Confidence Errors are More Likely to be Corrected en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Psychology and Neuroscience en_US
duke.embargo.months 24 en_US

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