Metacognition refers to knowledge about our own thoughts and feelings, as well as the cognitive regulation involved in directing a set of activities that will help control learning. Our lab focuses on how people use their metacognition to improve self-awareness and to guide their own learning.
The experiments conducted in the lab are computer-based cognition, memory, learning, or agency tests designed to empirically study people's abilities to make judgments of their own learning; focusing on a theoretical perspective that proposes people are capable of honing in on their own 'Region of Proximal Learning'.
In addition to studying adult metacognition, certain computer experiments are also run with elementary aged school children in an after-school kids program with public school PS-75. The aim of this partnership is to hone in on the study methods used by school children in various grades when using their developing metacognition.
If you wish to participate in one of our experiments or have any other inquiries, please send us an email. To participate in one of our studies students can sign up for cash or credit.