Publication of the Month
Martin Rouy, Vincent de Gardelle, Gabriel Reyes, Jérôme Sackur, Jean Christophe Vergnaud, et al.. Metacognitive improvement: Disentangling adaptive training from experimental confounds. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, American Psychological Association, (online February 2022, in press).
Abstract : Metacognition is defined as the capacity to monitor and control one’s own cognitive processes. Recently, Carpenter and colleagues (2019) reported that metacognitive performance can be improved through adaptive training: healthy participants performed a perceptual discrimination task, and subsequently indicated confidence in their response. Metacognitive performance, defined as how much information these confidence judgments contain about the accuracy of perceptual decisions, was found to increase in a group of participants receiving monetary reward based on their confidence judgments over hundreds of trials and multiple sessions. By contrast, in a control group where only perceptual performance was incentivized, metacognitive performance remained constant across experimental sessions. We identified two possible confounds that may have led to an artificial increase in metacognitive performance, namely the absence of reward in the initial session and an inconsistency between the reward scheme and the instructions about the confidence scale. We thus conducted a preregistered conceptual replication where all sessions were rewarded and where instructions were consistent with the reward scheme. Critically, once these two confounds were corrected we found moderate evidence for an absence of metacognitive training. Our data thus suggest that previous claims about metacognitive training are premature, and calls for more research on how to train individuals to monitor their own performance.
DOI : 10.1037/xge0001185
Dépôt HAL : hal-03581013
Previous publications of the month
Dietrich Franz, Fully Bayesian Aggregation, Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, 194, 105255 (online June 2021, in press).
Funding : The research was supported by the French National Research Agency through three grants (CHOp ANR-17-CE26-0003, FRAL ANR-16-FRAL-0010, PGSE ANR-17-EURE-0001).
Dépôt HAL : hal-03194928
Claudine Desrieux, Sophie Bienenstock, Abusive contract terms: is the unconscionability doctrine deterrent? European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer Verlag, In press.
Dépôt HAL : hal-03222218
Antoine Mandel, Vipin Veetil. Monetary dynamics in a network economy. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, 2021, 125, pp.104084.
Funding : Antoine Mandel acknowledges the support of the EU H2020 programme through grant agreements ITN EXSIDE 721846, ITN EPOC 956107, and TIPPING+ 884565.
Dépôt HAL : halshs-03165773
Harrigan James, Reshef Ariell, Toubal Farid (2021), “The March of the Techies: Job Polarization Within and Between Firms”, Research Policy, 50(7):104008.
Funding Acknowledgment: ANR: ANR-10-EQPX-0017, ANR-16-CE26-0001, ANR-17-EURE-0001
Dépôt HAL: halshs-02973332
Abi Jaber Eduardo, Miller Enzo, Pham Huyen (2021), “Integral Operator Riccati Equations Arising in Stochastic Volterra Control Problems”, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 59(2):1581-1603.
Dépôt HAL: hal-03264893
Chauvet Lisa, Ferry Marin (A paraître), “Taxation, infrastructure, and firm performance in developing countries”, Public Choice.
Dépôt HAL: halshs-03231532
Jacquemet Nicolas, Luchini Stéphane, Malézieux Antoine (2021), “Does voting on tax fund destination imply a direct democracy effect?”, International Review of Law and Economics, 67:106003.
Funding Acknowledgment: ANR: ANR-10-LABX-0093, ANR-17-EURE-0001
Dépôt HAL: halshs-03277339
Allain Olivier (2021), “A supermultiplier model of the natural rate of growth”, Metroeconomica.
Dépôt HAL: hal-03218410
Fleurbaey Marc, Zuber Stéphane (2021), “Fair Utilitarianism”, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 13(2):370-401.
Funding Acknowledgment: ANR: ANR-16-CE03-0001, ANR-17-EURE-0001
DOI : 10.1257/mic.20170234
Dépôt HAL: halshs-01441070
Porcher Simon, Renault Thomas (2021), “Social distancing beliefs and human mobility: Evidence from Twitter”, PLoS ONE, 16(3)e0246949.
Dépôt HAL: hal-03205158
Bergault Philippe, Guéant Olivier (2021), “Size matters for OTC market makers: General results and dimensionality reduction techniques”, Mathematical Finance, 31(1):279-322.
Dépôt HAL: hal-03252557
Bas Maria, Paunov Caroline (2021), “Disentangling trade reform impacts on firm market and production decisions”, European Economic Review, :103726.
Dépôt HAL: hal-03211401
Bazillier Rémi, Héricourt Jérôme, Ligonnière Samuel (2021), “Structure of income inequality and household leverage: Cross-country causal evidence”, European Economic Review, 132, pp.103629.
Dépôt HAL : halshs-03099741
Couix Quentin (2021), “Models as ‘analytical similes’: on Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen’s contribution to economic methodology”, Journal of Economic Methodology, 28(2):165-185.
Dépôt HAL: hal-03226589
Faivre Nathan, Roger Matthieu, Pereira Michael, De Gardelle Vincent, Vergnaud Jean-Christophe, Passerieux Christine, Roux Paul (2021), “Confidence in visual motion discrimination is preserved in individuals with schizophrenia”, Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 46(1).
Funding Acknowledgment: EU: ERC-2018-STG
Dépôt HAL: hal-02948760
Bas Sinem, Bich Philippe, Chateauneuf Alain (2020), “Multidimensional inequalities and generalized quantile functions”, Economic Theory, 67.
This paper forms part of the research project ”The Multiple dimensions of Inequality” (Contract No. ANR 2010 BLANC 1808) of the French National Agency for Research, whose financial support is gratefully acknowledged.
Dépôt HAL : halshs-03029860
Maurel Mathilde, Pernet Thomas, “New evidence on the soft budget constraint: Chinese environmental policy effectiveness in SOE-dominated cities”, Public Choice (2020).
Dépôt HAL : hal-02919936