I have been fascinated by research showing that individuals often have little insight into how well they have performed on tasks. I have been developing a research program on the accuracy and bias in metacognitive judgment of performance. Metacognition refers to thinking about one’s own thoughts and thought processes. The purpose of my research program is to enhance our understanding of the sources of accuracy and error in metacognitive judgment and of ways of enhancing metacognitive ability.
In addition, I am interested in how momentary and enduring metacognitions interact. Enduring metacognitive beliefs, such as beliefs about intelligence and self-efficacy beliefs, may affect how we interpret our metacognitive feelings.
Currently, the Metacognition Lab (GRH 3053) is actively working on several projects. If you are interested in gaining research experience by working in the metacognition lab, please fill out this form (Lab Application Form) and send it to me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dr. Qin Zhao
Director, Metacognition Lab