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ERIC Number: EJ175040
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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Knowing with Certainty: The Appropriateness of Extreme Confidence
Fischhoff, Baruch; And Others
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 3, 4, 552-64, Nov 77
How often are people wrong when they are certain that they know the answer to a question? The studies reported here suggest that the answer is "too often". The psychological bases for unwarranted certainty are discussed in terms of the inferential processes whereby knowledge is constructed from perceptions and memories. (Editor/RK)
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