Interruptions Lead to Improved Confidence-Accuracy Calibration: Response Time as an Internal Cue for Confidence
- Nathan Aguiar, Human Factors and Applied Cognition, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
- Kevin Zish, Human Factors and Applied Cognition, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
- Malcolm McCurry, Harris Corporation, Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States
- Greg Trafton, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
AbstractPast research has found that interruptions change the relationship between confidence and accuracy. However, it is unclear how interruptions affect confidence-accuracy calibration. In this study, we used a rule-based procedural task called UNRAVEL and compared confidence-accuracy calibration between interrupted and uninterrupted trials. Results showed that participants were better calibrated in the interruption condition than in the no interruption condition. We interpret this novel effect as a result of changes in the validity of internal cues for confidence between conditions. Specifically, we explore response time as one potential mediating factor.
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