Allocation of self-paced study time and the "labor-in-vain effect".

  title={Allocation of self-paced study time and the "labor-in-vain effect".},
  author={T. Nelson and R. J. Leonesio},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={14 4},
  • T. Nelson, R. J. Leonesio
  • Published 1988
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition
This research explored the possibility that a metacognitive control process (namely, the allocation of self-paced study time) might be affected by the output from metacognitive monitoring processes (i.e., ease-of-learning and/or feeling-of-knowing judgments). In three experiments, university undergraduates received instructions that emphasized either accuracy of learning or speed of learning. The major findings were: (a) ease-of-learning judgments and feeling-of-knowing judgments are reliably… Expand
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