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dc.contributor.advisorHasker, Kevinen_US
dc.contributor.authorMurad, Zahraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:12:35Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:12:35Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/15049
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of Economics, Bilkent University, 2010.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2010.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 44-45.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe empirically test and investigate the psychological mechanism behind the theory of Confidence Enhanced Performance (Compte and Postlewaite, 2004). This theory suggests that if confidence enhances performance, then people will benefit from having the commonly observed tendency to discount past failures and be overconfident. We test this hypothesis using three tasks which require different cognitive abilities. Our findings are partially supportive of the theory. However, we cannot conclude that any of our confidence variables significantly and positively affect performance. Only in one task (the Picture Recall task) we find that enhanced mood level positively affects performance. The view that people are generally overconfident when performing tasks with imperfect feedback is not upheld. Furthermore, there seem to be strong task differences in both levels of confidence and the effects of psychological variables on performance.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityMurad, Zahraen_US
dc.format.extentvi, 53 leaves, illustrationsen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectEconomic Experimentsen_US
dc.subjectChoice under Risken_US
dc.subjectCognitive Performanceen_US
dc.subjectOverconfidenceen_US
dc.subject.lccHB131 .M87 2010en_US
dc.subject.lcshExperimental economics.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEconomics--Experiments--Methodology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDecision making.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPerformance--Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRisk-taking (Psychology)en_US
dc.titleConfidence enhanced performance : does it exist and if so how does it work?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Economicsen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US


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