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Schwartz, Bennett L. Department of Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, Florida.
- Focus and models of metamemory research
- Assessing metamemory
- Metamemory judgments
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Metamemory refers to our knowledge and awareness of our own memory processes. Knowledge in this case means self-knowledge about our memory processes. For example, when a person asserts that he or she is good at remembering faces, but poor at remembering names, that person is making a statement concerning metamemory knowledge. Metamemory awareness refers to our feelings or experiences of our own memory. For example, if a person feels certain that he or she will remember later something just learned now, that person is having a metamemory experience. Metamemory experience has been extensively studied by cognitive psychologists and will be the focus of this discussion.
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