Monitoring and control processes in eyewitness memory

Project: Research/Creation Project

Project Details


The ability to evaluate the quality of our memories is known as the monitoring process. The result of that monitoring can lead to changes in behavior in a process called control. The aim of this research is to determine the universality of the monitoring and control processes. Three groups of participants with different characteristics will complete an experiment in which a video about a bank robbery will be presented. The video does not include explicit violence and has been used in previous research. The participants will then answer questions about the video and indicate their confidence in the response (monitoring measure) and whether they would want to give that response if they were in court (control measure). The three groups of participants will consist of (1) university students, (2) low-income urban residents, and (3) low-income rural residents. We expect that all groups will show the basic capacities to monitor their memories and control their behavior showing the universality of both processes.


experimental psychology, metamemory, confidence, monitoring processes, control processes
Effective start/end date11/1/2012/31/21

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds


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