Award Date

1-1-2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Educational Psychology

First Committee Member

Alice J. Corkill

Number of Pages

104

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Ability; Confidence; Differences; Evaluation; Judgments; Monitoring

Controlled Subject

Cognitive psychology

Disciplines

Higher Education

File Format

pdf

File Size

2.33 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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