URAP

Karin Garrett

Overconfidence in Judgment

This summer I will be working on several projects examining the three forms of overconfidence: overestimation, overprecision, and overplacement. This phenomenon affects people’s judgments in daily life and has serious implications for the decisions people make and the outcomes they experience. This line of research raises an important epistemological question: do we actually know what we think we know?

Message to Sponsor

Thank you so much for your generosity in providing me with the opportunity to focus exclusively on research over the summer. The skills I worked on developing will be invaluable to me as I move forward in my academic career.
  • Major: Psychology
  • Mentor: Don Moore, Business Administration