metacognition

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metacognition

 [met″ah-kog-nish´un]
an educational process that incorporates knowledge about one's abilities, the demands of given tasks, and potentially effective learning strategies; it involves self-regulation via planning, predicting, monitoring, regulating, evaluating, and revising strategies.

metacognition

A form of critical thinking, which is a key criterion for acquiring and assessing new information. For scientific thought, metacognition entails awareness of one’s background knowledge, assumptions, and auxiliary hypotheses regarding how an observation occurs and in assessing its validity.

metacognition

(met-a-kog-nish'un) plural.metacognitions
Awareness of the knowledge one possesses and one's ability to apply that knowledge.
See: insight
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In this context, this study focused on investigating the relationship between metacognitive constructs and the various symptom dimensions of OCD and also on investigating differences and similarities in metacognitions related to O-C symptom dimensions between individuals with OCD and healthy controls.
Thereafter, the Metacognitions Questionnaire (MCQ) was administered.
From the above study it is concluded that learning habits of motivation, test-taking anxiety, and metacognitions and self-regulations in medical students influences their academic performance.
The results indicated that most commonly used learning habit by medical students were motivation and metacognition and self-regulation.
A short form of metacognitions questionnaire: properties of the MCQ 30.
Flavell (1976) first introduced the term metacognition in which he referred as one's knowledge concerning one's own cognitive processes or anything related to them".
Although the literature reviewing metacognition as it relates specifically to math anxiety is fairly sparse, research does provide some indication of metacognitive processes or perceptions that do relate to math performance.
There is also evidence that suggests a link between anxiety and metacognition, albeit within the verbal domain.
Metacognition, or self-awareness of one's own thinking processes, is an essential skill in the development of vocational decision-making.
The importance of metacognition to career development is emphasized by the research of Symes and Stewart (1999), who found a significant relationship between metacognition and vocational decidedness; those who displayed higher levels of metacognitive activity also demonstrated higher levels of vocational decidedness in comparison to those with lower levels of metacognition.
In addition, females had more dream anxiety levels, higher total MCQ-30 scores, and higher cognitive confidence and uncontrollability scores according to Metacognition Questionnaire-30 than males.
There seem to be differences according to lucidity features between sexes, and the relationship between subdomains of lucidity and metacognition might lead to new therapeutic approaches to several psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders.