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Karen Kelly
Graduate Student

General Area of Research

Deficits in and the relationship between Metacognition and Theory of Mind

Current Research

In very broad terms I am interested in understanding the self,
self-awareness, and deficits in self-awareness. Specifically, I
would like to purse the questions related to how individuals
understand themselves and their abilities (metacognition) and how
this relates to their ability to understand others (Theory of
Mind). I am particularly interested in exploring deficits in these
areas to better understand their developmental and evolutionary

I am also hoping to explore agency and the specific conditions under
which individuals feel in control of events along with factors that
contribute to errors in judgments of agency. Ultimately, the way
that metacognition, agency, and (although in a different sense)
Theory of Mind contribute to the overall sense of knowing one’s

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Columbia University
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