Realism of confidence and phenomenological reports are not congruent indicators of mode of apprehension in visual discrimination of relative mass
2009 (English)In: Ecological psychology, ISSN 1040-7413, Vol. 21, no 3, 218-244 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In visual judgments of relative mass of colliding objects observers may function in either a perceptual or an inferential mode of apprehension (Runeson, Juslin, & Olsson, 2000). This finding was based on participants’ over/underconfidence in their judgments. Also phenomenological mode reports, for which participants indicated whether they “saw” or “inferred” the relative mass in each trial, have been used as mode indicators (Andersson, Kreegipuu, Allik, & Runeson, 2009). The present study showed that over/underconfidence and mode reports are not congruent as mode indicators: in Experiments 1 and 2, participants’ over/ underconfidence was about the same in “saw” and “inferred” trials. Furthermore, in Experiment 3, unexpectedly judgments of relative exit-speed did not engender underconfidence. Hence, one or both indicators do not well enough distinguish the modes of apprehension.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 21, no 3, 218-244 p.
perception, modes of apprehension, skill acquisition, learning
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-106166DOI: 10.1080/10407410903058260ISI: 000269343300002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-106166DiVA: diva2:224124
ProjectsThe Swedish Research Council (VR)