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ease-of-learning judgment

an individual’s prediction of how easy it will be to acquire and retain certain items of information, given before any attempt is made to do so. In tests of learning and memory, participants’ pretest ease-of-learning judgments tend to be only weakly correlated with their performance on the test. Like feeling of knowing, ease-of-learning judgments are an important aspect of metacognition. Compare retrospective confidence judgment.

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March 3rd 2024

nervous breakdown

nervous breakdown

a lay term for an emotional illness or other mental disorder that has a sudden onset, produces acute distress, and significantly interferes with one’s functioning. Also called nervous prostration.