Metacognition and memory in children

University of Birmingham, Applied Memory Lab, School of Psychology

This 30 minute Zoom study examines how well children can monitor their uncertainty. Children often witness or are victims of crimes, so it's important that we understand how well their memory works for when they testify. The study will look at which which behaviours can tell us more about the accuracy of children’s memory monitoring. Children will watch 2 short videos and answer questions about what the can remember. They will also rate how sure they are that their answers are correct.

Your Impact

Contribute to research towards preventing miscarriages of justice and increasing correct convictions

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

4 to 8 years old

Study Tasks

Memory task


Our research has been approved by the University of Birmingham ethics committee, and we adhere to the Data Protection Act 2018; and University of Birmingham’s Code of Practice for Research.


Forensic psychology
Developmental psychology

Activity and Time


Phone Call, Observational Study, Online

Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends

30 minutes total, 1 session



Please note that the Amazon voucher prize for this study is only valid on the UK website

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

Posting date: Sep 21, 2020

Earn $17