How many dimensions underlie judgments of learning and recall? Evidence from state-trace methodology

Yoonhee Jang, Thomas O. Nelson

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Abstract

The authors used state-trace methodology to investigate whether a single dimension (e.g., strength) is sufficient to account for recall and judgments of learning (JOLs) or whether multiple dimensions (e.g., intrinsic and extrinsic factors) are needed. The authors separately manipulated the independent variables of intrinsic and extrinsic cues, determining their state traces for recall and JOLs. In contrast to the supposition that intrinsic cues have similar effects on both recall and JOLs whereas extrinsic cues affect JOLs less strongly than recall (i.e., 2 dimensions underlying recall and JOLs), the authors found repeated support for the sufficiency of a single dimension for both recall and JOLs (not only immediate JOLs but also delayed JOLs) across a variety of intrinsic and extrinsic cues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-326
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: General
Volume134
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2005

Keywords

  • Intrinsic and extrinsic cues
  • Judgments of learning (JOLs)
  • Metacognition
  • Single-dimensional versus multidimensional theories of JOLs
  • State-trace analysis

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