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Author Tauber, Sarah K. ♦ Dunlosky, John ♦ Rawson, Katherine A. ♦ Rhodes, Matthew G. ♦ Sitzman, Danielle M.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer US
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2013
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Philosophy & psychology ♦ Psychology
Subject Keyword General knowledge questions ♦ Metacognition ♦ Commission errors ♦ Cognitive Psychology
Abstract The Nelson and Narens (Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior 19:338–368, 1980) general knowledge norms have been valuable to researchers in many fields. However, much has changed over the 32 years since the 1980 norms. For example, in 1980, most people knew the answer to the question “What is the name of the Lone Ranger’s Indian sidekick?” (answer: Tonto), whereas in 2012, few people know this answer. Thus, we updated the 1980 norms and expanded them by providing new measures. In particular, we report two new metacognitive measures (confidence judgments and peer judgments) and provide a detailed report of commission errors. Each of these measures will be valuable to researchers, and together they are likely to facilitate future research in a number of fields, such as research investigating memory illusions, metamemory processes, and error correction. The presence of substantial generational shifts from 1980 to 2012 necessitates the use of updated norms.
ISSN 07433808
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-01-24
Publisher Place Boston
e-ISSN 15543528
Journal Behavior Research Methods
Volume Number 45
Issue Number 4
Page Count 29
Starting Page 1115
Ending Page 1143


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