Category Archives: Social context

Decision-Making Processes in Social Contexts

Over the past half-century, scholars in the interdisciplinary field of Judgment and Decision Making have amassed a trove of findings, theories, and prescriptions regarding the processes ordinary people enact when making choices. But this body of knowledge has had little … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship in Thinking: Cognitive Development in Social Context

This interdisciplinary work presents an integration of theory and research on how children develop their thinking as they participate in a cultural activity with the guidance and challenge of their caregivers and other companions. The author, a leading developmental psychologist, … Continue reading

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Social context alters metacognition

Metacognition is the ability to monitor and evaluate one’s own cognitive processes. In social contexts, such performance evaluations are also influenced by the behavior of others, e.g. others’ decisions and actions. However, in tasks where the feedback of the ground truth is … Continue reading

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