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dc.contributor.authorTobias-Webb, Julietteen
dc.contributor.authorLimbrick-Oldfield, EHen
dc.contributor.authorGillan, CMen
dc.contributor.authorMoore, JWen
dc.contributor.authorAitken, MRFen
dc.contributor.authorClark, Len
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-05T10:14:16Z
dc.date.available2017-04-05T10:14:16Z
dc.date.issued2017en
dc.identifier.issn1747-0218
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/263472
dc.description.abstractIllusory control refers to an effect in games of chance where features associated with skilful situations increase expectancies of success. Past work has operationalized illusory control in terms of subjective ratings or behaviour, with limited consideration of the relationship between these definitions, or the broader construct of agency. This study used a novel card-guessing task in 78 participants to investigate the relationship between subjective and behavioural illusory control. We compared trials in which participants (a) had no opportunity to exercise illusory control, (b) could exercise illusory control for free, or (c) could pay to exercise illusory control. Contingency Judgment and Intentional Binding tasks assessed explicit and implicit sense of agency, respectively. On the card-guessing task, confidence was higher when participants exerted control than in the baseline condition. In a complementary model, participants were more likely to exercise control when their confidence was high, and this effect was accentuated in the pay condition relative to the free condition. Decisions to pay were positively correlated with control ratings on the Contingency Judgment task, but were not significantly related to Intentional Binding. These results establish an association between subjective and behavioural illusory control and locate the construct within the cognitive literature on agency.
dc.description.sponsorshipJ.T.W. is funded by a Cambridge Australia Poynton Scholarship. L.C., E.L.O. and M.R.F.A. were funded by a Medical Research Council [grant number G1100554/1]. C.M.G. is funded by a Sir Henry Welcome Postdoctoral Fellowship [grant number 101521/ Z/12/Z].
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectagencyen
dc.subjectcognitive distortionsen
dc.subjectcontingency judgmenten
dc.subjectgamblingen
dc.subjectillusion of controlen
dc.subjectintentional bindingen
dc.titleLet me take the wheel: Illusory control and sense of agencyen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage1746
prism.issueIdentifier8en
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameThe Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychologyen
prism.startingPage1732
prism.volume70en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.8816
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-06-17en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/17470218.2016.1206128en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017en
dc.identifier.eissn1747-0226
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (G1100554)
cam.issuedOnline2016-07-04en
datacite.issupplementedby.doi10.17863/CAM.516en
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