Developmental Difference in Metacognitive Accuracy between High School Students and College Students

메타인지 정확성의 발달 차이 연구: 고등학생과 대학생 데이터

  • 배진희 (아주대학교 심리학과) ;
  • 조혜승 (아주대학교 라이프미디어 협동과정) ;
  • 김경일 (아주대학교 심리학과)
  • Received : 2014.12.22
  • Accepted : 2015.03.24
  • Published : 2015.03.31


Metacognitive monitoring refers to high dimensional cognitive activities. Understanding one's own cognitive processes accurately can make effective controls for their performance. Brain area related with metacognition is PFC which is completed the order of late and it can be inferred that monitoring abilities is developing during late adolescent. In this study, we explored the developmental difference in monitoring accuracy between high school students and college students using by measuring JOL(Judgment of Learning). Participants was asked that they study Spanish-Korean word pairs and judge their future performance of memory. In the result, people in both groups thought that they could remember word pairs better than their actual performance. Absolute bias scores which mean the degree to predict their performance apart from true scores showed the interaction between subject groups and task difficulty. Specifically, people judged their learning state quite accurately in easy task condition. However, in difficult task condition, both groups showed inaccuracy for predicting their learning and the magnitude of the degree was bigger in the group of high school students.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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