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Thesis Giovanny LAU


From 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2024

Metacognition of working memory

Many older people without a medical diagnosis struggle in their daily lives and worry about their memory, perhaps due to prevalent stereotypes rather than any real deficit. The key issue in such a population is their capacity to judge whether they really have memory difficulties, which is captured in the scientific study of metacognition. This thesis project aims to 1- highlight how metacognition can be modified by memory interventions, 2- test the benefits of three potentially complementary interventions on memory complaints by assessing their benefits on cognitive functioning, metacognition, quality of life and self-esteem. Three interventions over 8 weeks will be tested on three different groups of individuals with a pre-post assessment to measure the intra-group impact and the differential impact of each intervention between groups. An additional active control group will watch films. Post-test data will be collected immediately after the end of the interventions, 6 months later, and 1 year later. This project will determine the role of metacognition in memory complaints, which is a critical issue for professionals, and propose interventions that have been tested for effectiveness.

Supervisors :
- Christopher MOULIN - (christopher[dot]moulin[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr) -
- Sophie PORTRAT - (sophie[dot]portrat[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

Keywords : Metacognition,Working memory,Aging,Prevention,Cognitive decline,Cognitive stimulation,


From 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2024


MESRI - Programme PAUSE

Submitted on 17 November 2023

Updated on 17 November 2023