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The promise and perils of self-regulated study

Abstract

Self-regulated study involves many decisions, some of which people make confidently and easily (if not always optimally) and others of which are involved and difficult. Good study decisions rest on accurate monitoring of ongoing learning, a realistic mental model of how learning happens, and appropriate use of study strategies. We review our research on the decisions people make, for better or worse, when deciding what to study, how long to study, and how to study.

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This research was supported by Grant 29192G from the McDonnell Foundation.

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Kornell, N., Bjork, R.A. The promise and perils of self-regulated study. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 14, 219–224 (2007). https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03194055

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