Lecture 4: Recognizing when you are about to make a cognitive error
Goal: Recognize when you are about to make a cognitive error
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Type 1 thinking can be described as:

  1. Reflexive
  2. Deductive
  3. Analytical
  4. Rule-based

Metacognition describes an individual’s ability to:

  1. Step back from his or her own thinking, observe it, and recognize opportunities for using thinking strategies
  2. Seek out a more thorough clinical history from the electronic medical record or directly from the ordering provider
  3. Reference sources of information beyond one’s personal experience, including relevant peer-reviewed publications
  4. Be mindful of known combinations of injuries

Which of the following is an example of metacognition?

  1. Using heuristics to make decisions when there is uncertainty
  2. Employing pattern recognition to make a diagnosis
  3. Tendency to be influenced by how a problem is presented
  4. Recognizing instances when data are not fitting together

Which of the following is a feature of metacognition?

  1. Execution of an automatized motor skill
  2. Capacity for self-critique
  3. Employing pattern recognition
  4. Overconfidence in judgment

Which of the following is the first step in developing a cognitive forcing strategy?

  1. Gaining knowledge of particular cognitive errors
  2. Identification of scenarios in which cognitive errors are likely to occur
  3. Understanding the features of various cognitive forcing strategies
  4. Initial training in the theory of metacognition
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