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Overconfidence

  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Overconfidence is an inflated self-assessment of one's knowledge, answer, or estimate on a task. It is a bias in which a person's subjective confidence of performance is greater than his or her actual performance. This is in contrast to calibration, in ...

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