Social Metacognition Lab

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Seeking students to examine the thoughts people have about their thoughts (i.e., metacognition) with specific projects examining the origins and consequences of confidence, people's attributions, and perspectives people take on their own thoughts.

Project description

We examine the thoughts people have about their thoughts (i.e., metacognition). Specific projects examine the origins and consequences of confidence, people's attributions about where these thoughts come from, and the perspective that people take on their own thoughts. These projects examine domains related to the self, attitudes and persuasion, mindfulness, and emotion regulation.

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment To be determined by student/mentor
Start time Spring
Level of collaboration To be determined by student/mentor
Benefits Academic Credit
Who is eligible We accept Research Assistants who are motivated, reliable, and excited about learning. No prior research experience is required.
Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.
National Science Foundation Fellowship

Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.

Project mentor

Kenneth DeMarree

Associate Professor


365 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0218



To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. 

To get started, contact the project mentor using the contact information above to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge. Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor

Preparation guidance

The specific preparation activities for this project are being finalized by the project mentor. Once they are finalized, this section will be updated. In the meantime, please reach out to the project mentor to confirm what specific preparation activities you should complete for the Project Preparation Digital Badge.