What is Metacognition in Psychology? - Definition & Examples


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What is metacognition?

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1. Which is an example of being metacognitive?

2. When discussing metacognition, what is it called when you find a quiet place to study for a test?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the process of metacognition and identify examples of it. You will also be tested on identifying task variables.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • The definition of metacognition
  • Applications of metacognition
  • The method by which you direct thoughts and learning towards a goal
  • The concept of task variables
  • The term for processes that govern cognitive thinking

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychological metacognition lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of metacognition
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about task variables and metacognitive regulation

Additional Learning

To learn more about metacognition, review the accompanying lesson on psychological metacognition. This lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Define metacognition
  • Identify the two major subcomponents of metacognition
  • Identify types of metacognitive knowledge
  • Identify the relationship between metacognition and intelligence