Evidence of metacognitive awareness in young children who have experienced a repeated event

Roberts, Kim P. and Powell, Martine 2005, Evidence of metacognitive awareness in young children who have experienced a repeated event, Applied cognitive psychology, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 1019-1031, doi: 10.1002/acp.1145.

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Title Evidence of metacognitive awareness in young children who have experienced a repeated event
Author(s) Roberts, Kim P.
Powell, MartineORCID iD for Powell, Martine orcid.org/0000-0001-5092-1308
Journal name Applied cognitive psychology
Volume number 19
Issue number 8
Start page 1019
End page 1031
Publisher John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Place of publication Chichester, England
Publication date 2005-12
ISSN 0888-4080
Summary Two studies examined children's confidence judgments in the accuracy of their memories after repeated experience of an event. Children aged 5 to 6 years took part in an event once or four times, were provided with misinformation either shortly after (Study 1) or a while after (Study 2), and interviewed with yes/no recognition questions 3 months later. Children in the repeated-experience conditions were highly confident of their accurate responses to questions about items that were identical rather than variable across occurrences, and this discrimination was best at the shorter delay. The results show that children were able to metacognitively monitor the accuracy of their responses to qualitatively different kinds of details, and indicate that age is not the only determinant of metacognitive awareness after being misled. Rather, the nature of event representations must also be considered.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/acp.1145
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008832

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