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Computer Mediated Social Comparative Feedback Does Not Affect Metacognitive Regulation of Memory Reports

Rechdan, J, Sauer, JD ORCID: 0000-0002-0872-3647, Hope, L, Sauerland, M, Ost, J and Merckelbach, H 2017 , 'Computer Mediated Social Comparative Feedback Does Not Affect Metacognitive Regulation of Memory Reports' , Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 8 , pp. 1-11 , doi:

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In two experiments, we investigated how social comparative feedback affects themetacognitive regulation of eyewitness memory reports. In Experiment 1, 87 participantsreceived negative, positive, or no feedback about a co-witness’s performance on atask querying recall of a crime video. Participants then completed the task individually.There were no significant differences between negative and positive feedback groups onany measure. However, participants in both of these conditions volunteered more finegraindetails than participants in the control condition. In Experiment 2, 90 participantsanswered questions about a crime video. Participants in the experimental groupsreceived either positive or negative feedback, which compared their performance tothat of others. Participants then completed a subsequent recall task, for which theywere told their performance would not be scored. Feedback did not significantly affectparticipants’ confidence, accuracy, or the level of detail they reported in comparison to ano feedback control group. These findings advance our understanding of the boundaryconditions for social feedback effects on meta-memory.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Rechdan, J and Sauer, JD and Hope, L and Sauerland, M and Ost, J and Merckelbach, H
Keywords: metacognition, feedback
Journal or Publication Title: Frontiers in Psychology
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
ISSN: 1664-1078
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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)

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