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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.

Beliefs, Confidence and the Widows Ademoski: On Knowing What we Know about Others
Beliefs, confidence and the widows ademoski: On knowing what we know about others
WilliamB.SwannJr and MichaelJ.Gill

For Irene Ademoski, the shock of learning that her husband of ten years had been found strangled in the trunk of his car was bad enough. Worse yet, the news station had not only failed to contact her prior to broadcasting the grim story, they had even gotten the family's address wrong. When she called the station to complain, the startled manager insisted that he had confirmed the address – with a woman who had identified herself as John Ademoski's wife. Mutual accusations ensued, but when the dust finally settled it became clear that the real villain was ...

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