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The Duke Blue Devils had confidence in their 2015 bracket. USA Today Sports/Reuters

Is your March Madness bracket really better than mine?

Simply filling out a bracket – even with random or uninformed choices – is enough to boost your confidence in success, and to get you to put more money on the line.
Opposing a candidate is more confidence-building, and action-driving, than supporting one. Elvert Barnes/Flickr

Voters who oppose politicians are the most active

Opposition inspires more confidence in one's position than support and also helps to turn judgments into actions. This helps explain why attack ads are a crucial tool in politicians' arsenals.
Many low-scoring students think they’ve done better than they actually have, meaning they’re more likely to take risks in testing situations. from

Too many school students are over-confident

Confidence is a strong correlate to test scores, but many low-scoring students are over-confident and should be more realistic about their abilities.

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