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metacognition Line breaks: meta|cog¦ni¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛtəkɒɡˈnɪʃən/

Definition of metacognition in English:


[mass noun] Psychology
Awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes.
Example sentences
  • She has also examined closed-head injury with respect to working memory, metacognition, and reading ability.
  • The current research focuses on two other literatures where cross talk could be fruitful: psychological testing and the newer field of metacognition.
  • Future directions primarily consisted of offering additional areas (e.g., metacognition, folk psychology) in which one might work out a bridge with the minding concept.


Example sentences
  • From clinical experience we observed that in cognitive therapy there is a process of metacognitive awareness, or decentering, that takes place.
  • A second purpose of Experiment 3 was to determine whether the interaction between covariation and beliefs extends to participants' metacognitive judgments of the usefulness of covariation information.
  • For instance, students need to be provided wit opportunities and support to develop metacognitive and critical-thinking skills.
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