In recent years, cognitive as well as social psychologists have become increasingly aware that metacognition (cognitive processes that apply to themselves) is a fundamental aspect of human psychology. Are metacognitive activities similar to standard cognitive processes or do they represent a separate category? How do people reflect on their cognitive processes? Does our metacognitive knowledge affect our behavioral choices? These are only some of the questions addressed in this broad ranging book. Metacognition is a major international and interdisciplinary book that shows how a full analysis of human reasoning and behavior requires an understanding of both cognitive and metacognitive activities. This group of world-renowned authors draw together key insights from across social and cognitive psychology to offer an unmatched overview of this major debate. It will be invaluable for students and academics in social and cognitive psychology.
- Chapter 1: From Social Cognition to Metacognition
- Chapter 2: Illusions of Knowing: The Link between Knowledge and Metaknowledge
- Chapter 3: Rapid Feeling-of-Knowing: A Strategy Selection Mechanism
- Chapter 4: The Feeling-of-Knowing as a Judgment
- Chapter 5: Knowing Thyself and Others: Progress in Metacognitive Social Psychology
- Chapter 6: Social Influence on Memory
- Chapter 7: Beliefs, Confidence and the Widows Ademoski: On Knowing What we Know about Others
- Chapter 8: Social Judgeability Concerns in Impression Formation
- Chapter 9: The Consciousness of Social Beliefs: A Program of Research on Stereotyping and Prejudice
- Chapter 10: Protecting Our Minds: The Role of Lay Beliefs
- Chapter 11: The Metacognition of Bias Correction: Naive Theories of Bias and the Flexible Correction Model
- Chapter 12: Correction and Metacognition: Are People Naive Dogmatists or Naive Empiricists during Social Judgments?