Becoming aware of one's own biases in emerging adulthood - a longitudinal study. Metacognitive approach

Paweł Kleka , Hanna Brycz , Agnieszka Fanslau , Aleksandra Pilarska


The current longitudinal developmental study was designed to determine whether awareness of one’s own biases (the metacognitive self, MCS) emerges and develops during the developmental period known as emerging adulthood. To this end, we followed almost 400 undergraduate university students (18–23 years) over the first three years of their studies, capturing data at five time points. We observed a growth in MCS that we explain in terms of the cognitive and motivational processes characteristic of emerging adulthood. We also observed group differences in MCS development. Students who performed better on the MCS scale at the very beginning of the study tended to show a greater increase in the MCS than those who scored poorly. Emerging adulthood appears to be a very important period with respect to individual differences in becoming aware of one’s own biases.
Author Paweł Kleka
Paweł Kleka,,
, Hanna Brycz (FSS / IPsych / DSP)
Hanna Brycz,,
- Division of Social Psychology
, Agnieszka Fanslau (FSS / IPsych / DSP)
Agnieszka Fanslau,,
- Division of Social Psychology
, Aleksandra Pilarska
Aleksandra Pilarska,,
Journal seriesAdvances in Cognitive Psychology, ISSN 1895-1171, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polishwschodząca dorosłość, metapoznawcze Ja, badania podłużne, wzrost
Keywords in Englishmetacognition, self, growth, emerging adulthood, longitudinal studies
ASJC Classification3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)70
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ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.718; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.452 (2) - 2017=1.862 (5)
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