ERIC Number: EJ688663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Confidence-Accuracy Calibration in Absolute and Relative Face Recognition Judgments
Weber, Nathan; Brewer, Neil
Journal of Experimental Psychology Applied, v10 n3 p156-172 Sep 2004
Confidence-accuracy (CA) calibration was examined for absolute and relative face recognition judgments as well as for recognition judgments from groups of stimuli presented simultaneously or sequentially (i.e., simultaneous or sequential mini-lineups). When the effect of difficulty was controlled, absolute and relative judgments produced negligibly different CA calibration, whereas no significant difference was observed for simultaneous and sequential mini-lineups. Further, the effect of difficulty on CA calibration was equivalent across judgment and mini-lineup types. It is interesting to note that positive (i.e., old) recognition judgments demonstrated strong CA calibration whereas negative (i.e., new) judgments evidenced little or no CA association. Implications for eyewitness identification are discussed.
Descriptors: Recognition (Psychology), Visual Discrimination, Psychological Studies, Stimuli, Difficulty Level
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