Dr. Undorf’s research focuses on human metacognition and metamemory. People’s knowledge about their own cognitive and memory processes is essential for effective self-regulation of cognition and behavior. In her recent research, Dr. Undorf has combined experimental and statistical methods to reveal that nonanalytic, experience-based processes and analytic, theory-based processes both contribute to metamemory. Moreover, by applying theories and methods from judgment and decision-making research to metacognitive judgments, her research has provided novel approaches to assessing the basis and accuracy of metamemory and to measuring idiosyncratic influences on metamemory.
University of Mannheim