Knowing what you know: Intellectual humility and judgments of recognition memory
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© 2016 Elsevier Ltd.This study examined the relationship between recognition memory and intellectual humility, the degree to which people recognize that their personal beliefs are fallible. Participants completed the General Intellectual Humility Scale, an incidental old/new recognition task, and a task that assessed the tendency to over-claim one's knowledge. Signal detection analyses showed that higher intellectual humility was associated with higher discriminability between old and new items, regardless of whether the items were congruent or incongruent with participants' own beliefs. However, intellectual humility was not related to response bias, indicating that intellectually arrogant people were not biased to claim that they knew everything. Together, the findings support a relationship between intellectual humility and performance on memory tasks, indicating that individual differences in intellectual humility may partly reflect how people process information and judge what they do and do not know.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.016
Publication InfoDeffler, SA; Leary, MR; & Hoyle, Rick (2016). Knowing what you know: Intellectual humility and judgments of recognition memory. Personality and Individual Differences, 96. pp. 255-259. 10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.016. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/13817.
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Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Research in my lab concerns the means by which adolescents and emerging adults manage pursuit of their goals through self-regulation. We take a broad view of self-regulation, accounting for the separate and interactive influences of personality, environment (e.g., home, school, neighborhood), cognition and emotion, and social influences on the many facets of goal management. Although we occasionally study these influences in controlled laboratory experiments, our preference is to study the pu