MOC: Motivation and Overconfidence (Unmasked)

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  1. Uriel Haran

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Description: This empirical research project seeks to test the degree to which motivations affect overconfidence, using experimental manipulations of motivation.

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UNMASKED Abstract: Are overconfident beliefs driven by the motivation to view oneself positively? We test the relationship between motivation and overconfidence using two distinct, but often conflated measures: better-than-average (BTA) beliefs and overplacement. Our results suggest that motivation can indeed affect these faces of overconfidence, but only under limited conditions. Whereas BTA ...

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