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Are you sure you forgot? Feeling of knowing in directed forgetting.

Authors
  • Tekcan, A I
  • Aktürk, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2001
Volume
27
Issue
6
Pages
1487–1490
Identifiers
PMID: 11713882
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

One significant issue in metamemory is how variables increasing memorability affect metamemory. Previous research has produced inconsistent results. The effect of directed forgetting on the magnitude and accuracy of feeling-of-knowing (FOK) judgments was investigated. Participants were presented with word pairs, some to be remembered and some to be forgotten, and then were asked to recall all target words regardless of initial instructions. For unrecalled items, they were asked to give FOK judgments about performance in a future memory task: a cued stem-completion task (Experiment 1) or a recognition test (Experiment 2). This encoding manipulation increased both the memory performance and the magnitude of FOK judgments. However, no such effect on the accuracy of FOK judgments was observed.

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