Welcome to the MIND Research Cluster website


“Confidence controls action”, but being too over- or under-confident results in misery. We are a multidisciplinary research cluster that, in different ways, examines how and why people differ in confidence, and the impact that this has on learning, decision making and well-being. ‘Why’ is addressed through investigating individual differences and cognitive aspects, developmental factors and variables that predict confidence. Impact on decision making is examined using calibration as well as novel methodologies for profiling the actions that individuals are likely to decide upon. Our ultimate aim is to develop effective strategies for training confidence, thus improving decision making and well-being.