Metacognition : A Textbook for Cognitive, Educational, Lifespan and Applied Psychology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-24
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Metacognition is the first textbook to focus on people's extraordinary ability to evaluate and control their cognitive processes. This comprehensive text covers both theoretical and empirical metacognitive research in educational, developmental, cognitive and applied psychology.Authors John Dunlosky and Janet Metcalfe address many of the key questions that have inspired scientists to pursue research in this domain. To answer these and many other questions, the authors assess major theoretical themes and programmatic research in the field. The authors also include chapters that define the scope of metacognition and cover its historical origins. Not only do they describe well-received theories about the nature of metacognition, but they also highlight unresolved mysteries currently on the cutting-edge of research.Key FeaturesEmphasizes the practical relevance of theory and research in metacognition to learning with the use of 'œApplication' boxes Introduces students to important questions that have yet to be answered by the metacognitive research literature with the inclusion of 'œMystery' boxes Provides three easy-to-conduct demonstrations (e.g., tip-of-the-tongue experience, delayed-judgment-of-learning effect, etc.) that students can try themselves Offers brief biographies that introduce students to some of the most influential leaders in metacognition Includes a general summary at the end of each chapteIntended AudienceThis text is an ideal resource for undergraduate cognitive psychology students. It also serves as comprehensive handbook for more advanced students and psychological scientists engaged in the study of metacognitive processes.

Table of Contents

Comte's Paradox and Turn-of-the-20th-Century Introspection
Some Shortcomings of Introspectionism
The Cognitive Renaissance
The Return of Introspection and the Rise of the Metacognitive School of Psychology
Basic Metacognitive Judgments
Methods and Analyses
Metamemory: Measures and Questions
Metamemory: Collecting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Data
Overview of the Remaining Chapters on Basic Metacognitive Judgments
Feelings of Knowing and Tip-of-the-Tongue States
Theories About Feeling-of-Knowing Judgments
Tip-of-the-Tongue States
Brain Bases of FOK States
Functions of Feelings of Knowing
Judgments of Learning
Do All Monitoring Judgments Tap the Same Information?
Variables Influencing JOL Accuracy
Theories About Judgments of Learning
Function of Judgments of Learning
Confidence Judgments
Factors Influencing RC Accuracy
Theories About Retrospective Confidence
Function of Retrospective Judgments
Source Judgments
Factors That Influence Source-Monitoring Accuracy
The Source-Monitoring Framework
Breakdowns of Source and Reality Monitoring
Brain Bases of Source-Monitoring Judgments
Law and Eyewitness Accuracy
Confidence and False Memories
Does Witness Confidence Matter to Jurors?
Hindsight Bias
General Models of Student Self-Regulated Learning
Student Metacognition in Specific Domains
Life-Span Development
Childhood Development
Development of Theory of Mind
Development of Metamemory
Relationship Between ToM and Metamemory
Older Adulthood
What Do Older Adults Believe About Memory?
Aging and Memory Monitoring
Aging and Control of Learning and Retrieval
About the Authors
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