Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Alice J. Corkill
Number of Pages
Metacognition is the awareness of a person's thinking and the ability to regulate that thinKing This study examines how confident a person is at monitoring progress during two cognitive tasks. The fast task was the feeling-of-knowing paradigm, when participants judge how accurately they can retrieve an answer in a recognition task, when they cannot retrieve the answer in free recall. The second task was a paired-associate interference paradigm. Participants were presented with a list of noun-noun pairs twice and then a new list was presented for recall. Participants were placed into three groups (high, medium, low) based on responses to the Metacognitive Awareness Inventory. Results showed no significant differences between groups in either task. The results are discussed in terms of measuring strategy knowledge instead of monitoring.
Ability; Confidence; Differences; Evaluation; Judgments; Monitoring
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Campbell, Brett Douglas, "An evaluation between confidence judgments and differences in monitoring ability" (2002). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1352.