This study examined the Interrelation allying the requirement for perception, defined as the tendency to
engage in effortful cognitive activity, and metacognition which is one’s thinking about thinking and how
these variables relate to intellectual task performance. Participants completed measures of need for
cognition, metacognition, and problem -solved GRE analytical items. There was a significant correlation
between the need for cognition and metacognition. However, only the need for cognition was a
significant predictor of intellectual task performance.
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