Self-Monitoring in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples


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Self-monitoring is the ability to

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1. Why do individuals self-monitor?

2. Someone who has a a high capacity for self-monitoring will _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet are useful for gauging your understanding of what self-monitoring in psychology involves. Topics that the quiz covers include understanding what self-monitoring is as well as knowing why individuals self-monitor.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize this worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of self-monitoring
  • Reasons people self-monitor
  • Characteristics of a high self-monitor
  • Why special education teachers use self-monitoring checklists

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz involve the use of the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about reasons for self-monitoring and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related self-monitoring in psychology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the process of self-monitoring

Additional Learning

To understand more about our ability to monitor our behavior, explore the corresponding lesson, Self-Monitoring in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Know the important component of executive functioning in human behavior
  • Understand the purposes of self-monitoring
  • Describe the role of research in our understanding of self-monitoring
  • Appreciate how our behavior can change in a given set of circumstances
  • Identify the differences between a high self-monitor and a low self-monitor