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Age, Metamory, & Skill Acquisition

Title: Age, Metamory, & Skill Acquisition: Judgments of Learning during Technology-Driven Task Training.
Name(s): Yordon, Ryan Erin, author
Charness, Neil, professor directing thesis
Kelley, Colleen, committee member
Ehrlinger, Joyce, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Research examining age differences in metamemory has consistently found that the ability to monitor one's memory remains relatively intact as we age. Recently, researchers have been striving to understand the relationship between monitoring and control during encoding and retrieval in an effort to find ways of increasing the efficiency of learning. The current study explores the impact of monitoring on performance for both younger and older adults in an everyday technology-driven task. Participants learned 20 tasks in Quicken and made judgments of learning (JOLs) about their ability to recall a 3-4 step task on a test immediately following training. The timing (immediate vs. delayed) and inclusion of the JOL into the training session varied across the 3 conditions. Results suggest that the incorporation of JOLs into the training of these tasks improved recall performance for both younger and older adults. Timing of the JOL cue did not impact monitoring accuracy in younger adults, but delayed JOLs improved monitoring accuracy in older adults.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0847 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2010.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: September 4, 2009.
Keywords: Training, Metamemory, Skill Acquisition, Cognitive Aging, Aging, Older Adults, Everyday Tasks, Judgments Of Learning, Interventions, Off-The-Shelf Computer Software
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Neil Charness, Professor Directing Thesis; Colleen Kelley, Committee Member; Joyce Ehrlinger, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Yordon, R. E. (2010). Age, Metamory, & Skill Acquisition: Judgments of Learning during Technology-Driven Task Training. Retrieved from