Chapter 6. Metamemory

  1. Francis T. Durso2,
  2. Raymond S. Nickerson Associate Editor3,
  3. Susan T. Dumais Associate Editor4,
  4. Stephan Lewandowsky Associate Editor5 and
  5. Timothy J. Perfect Associate Editor6
  1. John Dunlosky,
  2. Michael J. Serra and
  3. Julie M. C. Baker

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713181.ch6

Handbook of Applied Cognition, Second Edition

Handbook of Applied Cognition, Second Edition

How to Cite

Dunlosky, J., Serra, M. J. and Baker, J. M. C. (2007) Metamemory, in Handbook of Applied Cognition, Second Edition (eds F. T. Durso, R. S. Nickerson, S. T. Dumais, S. Lewandowsky and T. J. Perfect), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713181.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Texas Tech University, USA

  2. 3

    Tufts University, USA

  3. 4

    Microsoft Corporation, USA

  4. 5

    University of Western Australia, Australia

  5. 6

    University of Plymouth, UK

Author Information

  1. Kent State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470015346

Online ISBN: 9780470713181



  • metamemory;
  • human memory;
  • school students;
  • metacognition;
  • judgment accuracy


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Metamemory Applied

  • Defining Metacognition: Constructs and Questions

  • Monitoring and Control: Measures and Questions

  • Monitoring During Acquisition: Judgments of Learning

  • Control During Acquisition: Allocation of Study Time

  • Applications of a Metamemory Framework

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Note

  • References