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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2020, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (4): 604-611.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2020.00604

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The predictive effect of metacognitive confidence on joint decision making

ZHANG Ziqi1, HE Zeyu1, LUO Wenbo1(), WU Haiyan2()   

  1. 1 Research Center of Brain and Cognitive Neuroscience, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China
    2 Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2019-06-18 Online:2020-04-15 Published:2020-02-24
  • Contact: Wenbo LUO,Haiyan WU;


Metacognition refers to individual's subjective judgment about process of ongoing cognitive activities. As one of the indicators reflecting metacognitive sensitivity, confidence plays an important role in the individual's understanding and adjustment of one’s own behaviors. Studies have shown that the common task types in self-confidence indicators involve basic and advanced mental processing. In addition, the prediction of self-confidence on joint decision making gradually changes from confidence itself to exploratory prediction parameters based on computational models. Finally, neurophysiological research on confidence has verified the importance of prefrontal cortex (PFC) and posterior parietal cortex (PPC). In order to optimize the predictive function of confidence, future research should explore other complementary computational models related to confidence in decision-making process.

Key words: metacognition, confidence, joint decision

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