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Confidence and Awareness in Transitive Inference

The objectives of this experiment include examining the potential relationship between the confidence of responses and awareness in the transitive inference task. Furthermore, a new procedure for measuring awareness on a post-test questionnaire will be examined and its implications for future research within the transitive inference paradigm. Stimuli were taken from a previous experiment in our lab, published in Leo and Greene 2008, though the current experiment is a six item transitive inference task (A>B>C>D>E>F) rather than five item. A staged training design was implemented, similar to Greene et al. 2001, where stimulus pairings were presented ten times each for a total of fifty presentations per block. Participants indicated the confidence of their responses at test as a guess, low confidence, or high confidence response.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Data analysis and collection; attending laboratory meetings