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

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ISBN-10: 1412939720

ISBN-13: 9781412939720

Edition: 2009

Authors: Janet Metcalfe, John Dunlosky

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Metacognition refers to the monitoring of one's own thought processes and one's existing state of knowledge. For instance, empirical research on metacognitive monitoring has focused on whether people are accurate at predicting their own memory and problem-solving performance and just how far one can volitionally direct one's own thought and memory processes. As such, it has great practical significance in such areas as learning and instruction. The topic has garnered much attention in recent years (indeed, a new journal, Metacognition &BAD:amp; Learning, has just been established), and this will be the first authored textbook to systematically review the literature on, and applications…    
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Book details

List price: $86.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
History
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
Applications
Law and Eyewitness Accuracy
Confidence and False Memories
Does Witness Confidence Matter to Jurors?
Lying
Hindsight Bias
Education
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
References
Index
About the Authors