The metacognitive self fosters the drive for self-knowledge: The role of the metacognitive self in the motivation to search for diagnostic information about the self

Hanna Brycz , Magdalena Wyszomirska-Góra , Roman Konarski , Bogdan Wojciszke


We presented 3 studies on the relation between metacognitive self, that is self- awareness of biases, and the drive to posses information that is diagnostic about the outcome. First study (N=184) showed that high MCS participants sought self- diagnostic information significantly more often then their low MCS counter partners. Second study is devoted to the development of the new measure SDMS (N = 555), that is the motive to look for self – diagnostic information. The last study (N = 90) presented that high MCS participants in contrary to low MCS ones, posses higher drive for looking self- diagnostic information when feedback about the outcome is negative. We discuss the results in line with Taylor & Brown (1988) reasoning on self- regulatory functions of biases.
Author Hanna Brycz (FSS / IPsych / DSP)
Hanna Brycz,,
- Division of Social Psychology
, Magdalena Wyszomirska-Góra (FSS / IPsych / DSP)
Magdalena Wyszomirska-Góra,,
- Division of Social Psychology
, Roman Konarski (FSS / IPsych / DPS)
Roman Konarski,,
- Division of Psychometrics and Statistics
, Bogdan Wojciszke
Bogdan Wojciszke,,
Journal seriesPolish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishbiases, metacognition, self, motivation, diagnostic information
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Other open licence; with publication
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.232
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