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Epistemic (Meta)cognition: Ways of Thinking about Knowledge and Knowing
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One of the primary concerns of epistemic thinking research is understanding how people think about matters such as knowledge, truth, and justification. Understanding how people think about epistemic matters is highly important in current knowledge societies in which information has become more abundant and accessible, yet also increasingly diverse. This chapter focuses on the processes and resources that people employ in order to deal with epistemic challenges and explores how epistemic thinking is situated with regards to the distinction between cognition and metacognition.