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Confidence and information seeking in decision making under uncertainty

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Confidence and information-seeking are aspects of metacognition that help people make better choices under conditions of uncertainty. However, previous research has found that these metacognitive functions can vary greatly between individuals and can become maladaptively decoupled or decalibrated in psychiatric disorders. This thesis explores the relationship between confidence and information-seeking behaviour when making decisions under uncertainty, and individual differences in these me...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Sub department:
Experimental Psychology
Research group:
Attention & Cognitive Control Lab
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6293-6355

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Sub department:
Experimental Psychology
Research group:
Attention & Cognitive Control Lab
Oxford college:
University College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-1905-2129
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Sub department:
Experimental Psychology
Research group:
OxCADAT
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-8173-6022
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Programme:
Senior Mackinnon Scholarship / Fleming Family Scholarship
Funding agency for:
Wei, L
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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