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Computer mediated social comparative feedback does not affect metacognitive regulation of memory reports


Rechdan, J and Sauer, JD and Hope, L and Sauerland, M and Ost, J and Merckelbach, H, Computer mediated social comparative feedback does not affect metacognitive regulation of memory reports, Frontiers in Psychology, 8 Article 1433. ISSN 1664-1078 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2017 Rechdan, Sauer, Hope, Sauerland, Ost and Merckelbach. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01433


In two experiments, we investigated how social comparative feedback affects the metacognitive regulation of eyewitness memory reports. In Experiment 1, 87 participants received negative, positive, or no feedback about a co-witnessís performance on a task querying recall of a crime video. Participants then completed the task individually. There were no significant differences between negative and positive feedback groups on any measure. However, participants in both of these conditions volunteered more finegrain details than participants in the control condition. In Experiment 2, 90 participants answered questions about a crime video. Participants in the experimental groups received either positive or negative feedback, which compared their performance to that of others. Participants then completed a subsequent recall task, for which they were told their performance would not be scored. Feedback did not significantly affect participantsí confidence, accuracy, or the level of detail they reported in comparison to a no feedback control group. These findings advance our understanding of the boundary conditions for social feedback effects on meta-memory.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:metacognition, feedback, memory, meta-memory, social comparison, eyewitness memory
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Forensic psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Sauer, JD (Associate Professor Jim Sauer)
ID Code:120478
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2017-08-25
Last Modified:2018-07-26
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