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The Handbook of Understanding and Measuring Intelligence provides an overview of recent studies on intelligence to help readers develop a sound understanding of results and perspectives in intelligence research. In this volume, editors Oliver Wilhelm and Randall W. Engle bring together a group of respected experts from two fields of intelligence research, cognition and methods, to summarize, review, and evaluate research in their areas of expertise. The chapters in this book present state-of-the-art examinations of a particular domain of intelligence research and highlight important methodological considerations, theoretical claims, and pervasive problems in the field.  

Metacognition and Intelligence
Metacognition and intelligence
ChristopherHertzogA. EmanuelRobinson

The construct of metacognition, broadly defined as cognition about cognition, has played an increasingly prominent role in cognitive psychologists' thinking about cognition (e.g., Hacker, Dunlosky, & Graesser, 1998; Metcalfe & Shimamura, 1994; Nelson & Narens, 1990). Metacognition has also been an important focus in domains of developmental psychology (e.g., Hertzog & Hultsch, 2000; Schneider & Pressley, 1997), social psychology (Ehrlinger & Dunning, 2003), educational psychology (Schraw & Nietfeld, 1998; Thiede, 1999; Winne, 2001), and applied cognitive psychology (Perfect & Schwartz, 2002). Metacognition, framed as a class of components of the architecture of executive functioning, has also been featured in at least some theories of intelligence (e.g., Naglieri, 1997; Sternberg, 1985). Given the importance of cognitive control for concepts of ...

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