Dr Sabina Kleitman

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney


Website - Contact Details
- CHAI :: Computer Human Adapted Interaction
- Well-Being during pregnancy research

Biographical details

Education

1997–2003 Ph.D, School of Psychology, USyd, Australia

Title: Self-confidence and self-monitoring aspects of metacognition, their nature and their place within rationality debates: An individual differences perspective.

Supervisor: Prof. Lazar Stankov

1996 Honours (Psychology, Class 1), USyd, Australia

1995 B.A. USyd, Australia

Majors: Psychology (top 5%); Mathematical Statistics (top 1%); Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management (top 10%).

Other (selection only)

2010 Advanced Structural Equation Modelling using M+ (USyd; convener)

2002 Multilevel analysis with MLwiN & LISREL 8.51; 18th ACSPRI Program

1998 Risk and Decision-Making; 14th ACSPRI Program

Research interests

Individual Differences in Decision-making, Cognitive and Metacognitive Processes, Self-beliefs, Intelligence, Cognitive styles; Psychological Assessment; Multivariate Data Analyses; Applied statistics, Personality; Educational Psychology.

Teaching and supervision

Professional History

January 2010–present. Senior Lecturer, USyd), full-time, continuing position

Courses

Personality and Individual Differences (senior level); Advanced Statistics (senior level; Multiple Regression, Path Analysis); Psychometrics (Hons level); Research Methods (Hons level); EFA, CFA workshops

Admin roles

Faculty: Member of the Women's in Science Forum (2009 – )

School of Psychology: Statistics advising (2002–); Psyche and student-staff liaison (2005–); Co-ordinator, Intermediate/Senior (UoS matters, 2009; Committees

April 2004–2010. Lecturer, USyd (full-time, continuing position)

April 2003–April 2004. Associate Lecturer, USyd (on nomination)

May 2000December 2002: Research Associate, SELF Research Centre, UWS, (part-time. CI’s of the Research Project: Prof. Herb Marsh

May 1999–May 2000: Research Psychologist, Cornea & Contact Lenses Research Unit

June 19982002: Invited Lecturer and Tutor, School of Psychology, USyd (Contract Assignment)

Courses: Intelligence, Individual Differences, Psychological Assessment; Statistics.

June 1998–2002: Research Assistant, Developmental Psychology Unit, USyd (Contract Assignment); CI’s of the Research Project:Dr. Markham and Dr. Howie.

1989–1991: Full-Time teacher (experimental “Zvonkov” program with emphases on creative problem-solving and creative integration of the learning material for gifted and talented); and Part-time school psychologist, Primary School, the Former Soviet Union.

Postgraduate Supervision

Three PhD completions (as associate) and three currently supervised (one as associate);

19 Hons theses completed (a university medal, 2010; a merit award 2011).

Sabina's PhD student (Simon Jackson) has been awarded Early Career Metacognition Paper Award 2012 at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) conference for the paper ‘To cure, to kill, or to test? Decision-making tendencies in a medical paradigm’ (Jackson, S. A., and Kleitman, S., submitted into the Metacog & Learning J.

Current projects

Trajectories of decision-making under conditions of fatigue (RA with DSTO, 2013-2014, $63 K)

Lifelong User Modelling (ARC, near miss, 2013)

Predictors of well-being and school performance for Confucians and Europeans (supported by Singaporean Gov)

Cognition, Metacognition and Motivation

The influence of feedback and metacognitive factors on students’ learning experience and academic performance (for medical, psychology, and computing students)

Systematic Irrationality: Does it help to explain the confidence bias?

Competence, Arrogance and Dogmatism: Links between intelligence, thinking dispositions, personality and metacognition.

Associations

USyd (Senior Lecturer)

Computer Human Adapted Interaction Research Group (CHAI; USyd)

Editorial Boards:

Metacognition and Learning (2012-on-going)

Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Metacognition, Learning and Individual Differences (2012-2013)

Awards and honours

Sabina Kleitman developed unique teaching tool, Statistical Metacognitive Instrumentation Quizzes (Stats-mIQ) which was used as a formative assessment tool during a statistics course in the School of Psychology, USyd. The outcomes were very positive. In recognition of these achievements, Sabina received Undergraduate Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Resource Prize (2011) and Teaching Citations for Excellence in Teaching Award (2009). This program has been extended interdisciplinary: the School of Medicine (Uni of Wollongong); the School of Psychology, The USQ and the School of IT.

In the media

Interviewed as an expert

ThePsychologist magazine (23[5], May 2010, UK; the official monthly publication of The British Psychological Society): was interviewed by the magazine and sited on the role of parents for metacognitive development.

Woman’s Healthmagazine (June 2010; Australia): was interviewed by the magazine and sited on the Imposter Phenomenon.

Sited research findings for policy development/modifications

Employment International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour,Geneva, Nov 2008

http://74.125.153.132/custom?q=cache:HpEk-R0daIAJ:www.ilo.org/ipecinfo/product/download.do%3Ftype%3Ddocument%26id%3D9101+sabina+kleitman&cd=108&hl=en&ct=clnk

The Advocate(2008), Volume 2(1). Get Smart: Co curricular Activities and Academics

http://www.alliance4studentactivities.org/publications/advocate/pdf/Advocate_sept08.pdf

Council Rock School Districtnewsletter

http://www.crsd.org/50310212132515347/lib/50310212132515347/CoCurr_Benchmarking_Report_April_2009.pdf

UC/CSU Joint Doctoral Program in Leadership for Educational Equity, School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

http://gse.berkeley.edu/faculty/WNGRUBB/syllabi/Grubb_Syllabus_ED278A_Sum05.pdf

ACSD, US: July 25, 2005, Volume 3 (14). Research Brief: The Effect of Employment on Student Outcomes in High School and Beyond.

http://www.ascd.org/publications/researchbrief/v3n14/toc.aspx

A blog called Cognitive DailyPosted on: August 15, 2006 10:54 AM, by Dave Munger

Is "Dumb Jock" an accurate stereotype?

http://scienceblogs.com/cognitivedaily/2006/08/is_dumb_jock_an_accurate_stere.php

2006. Sport Knowledge Australia, the USyd, Pty Ltd

http://www.sportedu.org/cap_audit_coaching.asp

Chicago Journals - Social Service Review

www.journals.uchicago.edu › ... › Social Service ReviewMarch 2006

International Academic Engagements

2012: The talk titled “The model of Self-confidence and its calibration through the eyes of the individual differences approach: their generality and their role in learning and decision-making” presented at Max Wetheimer Minerva Center for Cognitive Processes and Human Performance, Haifa University, Israel.

2011: The talk titled “A Role of Self-confidence and Metacognitive processes in School and University” presented at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2009: The talk titled Processes on the boundaries between cognitive abilities and personality: self-confidence and metacognitive processes”was presented at the following Universities:

  • Cambridge University , UK
  • Leicester University , UK
  • Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Selected grants

2014

  • S Kleitman: Internal Research - Non HERDC; Kleitman S; University of Sydney/Startup Projects Psychology.

2007

  • Metacognition, its implication for quality of life in pregnancy and its possible biological markers; Kleitman S; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Kleitman, S. (2008). Metacognition in the Rationality Debate. Self-confidence and its Calibration. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr Muller.

Book Chapters

  • Kay, J., Kleitman, S., Azevedo, R. (2013). Empowering Teachers to Design Learning Resources with Metacognitive Interface Elements. In R Luckin, S Puntambekar, P Goodyear, B Grabowski, J Underwood, N Winters (Eds.), Handbook of Design in Educational Technology, (pp. 124-134). New York: Routledge.
  • Kleitman, S., Stankov, L., Allwood, C., Young, S., Mak, K. (2013). Metacognitive Self-Confidence in School-Aged Children. In Magdalena Mo Ching Mok (Eds.), Self-directed learning oriented assessment in the Asia-Pacific, (pp. 139-153). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Kleitman, S., Mak, K., Young, S., Lau, P., Livesey, D. (2011). Something About Metacognition: Self-Confidence Factor(s) in School-Aged Children. In S. Boag & N. Tiliopoulos (Eds.), Personality and Individual Differences: Theory, Assessment and Application, (pp. 103-115). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Kleitman, S., Moscrop, T. (2010). Self-Confidence and Academic Achievements in Primary School Children: Their Relationships and Links to Parental Bonds, Intelligence, Age, and Gender. In Anastasia Efklides, Plousia Misailidi (Eds.), Trends and Prospects in Metacognition Research, (pp. 293-326). New York: Springer.
  • Stankov, L., Kleitman, S. (2008). Processes on the Borderline Between Cognitive Abilities and Personality: Confidence and Its Realism. In G. J. Boyle, G. Matthews, & D. Saklofske (Eds.), The Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment, (pp. 545-559). London: Sage Publications.

Journals

  • Kleitman, S., Costa, D. (2014). The role of a novel formative assessment tool (Stats-mIQ) and individual differences in real-life academic performance. Learning and Individual Differences, 29, 150-161. [More Information]
  • Stankov, L., Kleitman, S. (2014). Whither metacognition. Learning and Individual Differences, 29, 120-122. [More Information]
  • Buratti, S., Allwood, C., Kleitman, S. (2013). First- and second-order metacognitive judgments of semantic memory reports: The influence of personality traits and cognitive styles. Metacognition and Learning, 8(1), 79-102. [More Information]
  • Gluga, R., Kay, J., Lister, R., Simon, S., Kleitman, S. (2013). Mastering cognitive development theory in computer science education. Computer Science Education, 23(1), 24-57. [More Information]
  • Morony, S., Kleitman, S., Lee, Y., Stankov, L. (2013). Predicting achievement: Confidence vs self-efficacy, anxiety, and self-concept in Confucian and European countries. International Journal of Educational Research, 58, 79-96. [More Information]
  • Grant, A., Cavanagh, M., Kleitman, S., Spence, G., Lakota, M., Yu, N. (2012). Development and validation of the solution-focused inventory. The Journal of Positive Psychology: dedicated to furthering research and promoting good practice, 7(4), 334-348.
  • Kleitman, S., Gibson, J. (2011). Metacognitive beliefs, self-confidence and primary learning environment of sixth grade students. Learning and Individual Differences, 21(6), 728-735. [More Information]
  • Fritz, K., Howie, P., Kleitman, S. (2010). "How do I remember when I got my dog?" The structure and development of children's metamemory. Metacognition and Learning, 5(2), 207-228. [More Information]
  • Langevin, M., Kleitman, S., Packman, A., Onslow, M. (2009). The Peer Attitudes Toward Children who Stutter (PATCS) scale: an evaluation of validity, reliability and the negativity of attitudes. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 44(3), 352-368.
  • Langevin, M., Kleitman, S., Packman, A., Onslow, M. (2008). The Peer Attitudes Toward Children who Stutter (PATCS) scale: an evaluation of validity, reliability and the negativity of attitudes. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, DOI: 10.1080/13682820802130533(DOI: 10.1080/13682820802130533), 1-17.
  • Kleitman, S., Stankov, L. (2007). Self-confidence and Metacognitive Processes. Learning and Individual Differences, 17(2), 161-173.
  • Want, J., Kleitman, S. (2006). Imposter phenomenon and self-handicapping: Links with parenting styles and self-confidence. Personality and Individual Differences, 40(5), 961-971.
  • Howie, P., Markham, R., Kleitman, S. (2006). The Development of Imagery Scales for Children in Three Modalities. Journal of Mental Imagery, 30(1-2), 39-64.
  • Marsh, H., Kleitman, S. (2005). Consequences of employment during high school: Character building, subversion of academic goals, or a threshold? American Educational Research Journal, 42(2), 331-369.
  • Marsh, H., Kleitman, S. (2002). Extracurricular School Activities: The Good, the Bad, and the Nonlinear. Harvard Educational Review, 72(4), 464-511.
  • Pallier, J., Wilkinson, R., Danthiir, V., Kleitman, S., Knezevic, G., Stankov, L., Roberts, R. (2002). The role of individual differences in the accuracy of confidence judgments. The Journal of General Psychology: experimental physiological and comparative psychology, 129(3), 257-299.
  • Kleitman, S., Stankov, L. (2001). Ecological and person-oriented aspects of metacognitive processes in test-taking. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 15, 321-341.

Conferences

  • Gluga, R., Kay, J., Lister, R., Kleitman, S., Lever, T. (2012). Coming to terms with Bloom: an online tutorial for teachers of programming fundamentals. Fourteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2012), Melbourne: Australian Computer Society.
  • Gluga, R., Kay, J., Lister, R., Kleitman, S., Lever, T. (2012). Over-Confidence and Confusion in Using Bloom for Programming Fundamentals Assessment. SIGCSE 2012 - 43rd ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education, New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]
  • Kleitman, S. (2003). Bias Scores- An Instance of Systematic Irrationality? Joint International Conference on Cognitive Science (ICCS/ASCS 2003), Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Kleitman, S., Stankov, L., Marsh, H. (2003). Metacognition: Self-Concept, Cognitive-styles and Cognitive Correlates. AARE/NZARE Conference SELF Research Centre Symposium, Coldstream, Victoria: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Kleitman, S., Stankov, L. (2001). Response selection strategies, metacognitive beliefs, and Confidence: An individual differences perspective. Inaugural International Conference: Self-Concept Theory, Research and Practice: Advances for the New Millennium.

Reference Works

  • Kleitman, S. (2005). School Performance. In David Levinson, Karen Christenson (Eds.), Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport. (pp. 1328-1332). Inited States: Berkshire Publishing Group.

Other

  • Kleitman, S. (2008), Knowing thyself: self-confidence and self-monitoring aspects of metacognition.

2014

  • Kleitman, S., Costa, D. (2014). The role of a novel formative assessment tool (Stats-mIQ) and individual differences in real-life academic performance. Learning and Individual Differences, 29, 150-161. [More Information]
  • Stankov, L., Kleitman, S. (2014). Whither metacognition. Learning and Individual Differences, 29, 120-122. [More Information]

2013

  • Kay, J., Kleitman, S., Azevedo, R. (2013). Empowering Teachers to Design Learning Resources with Metacognitive Interface Elements. In R Luckin, S Puntambekar, P Goodyear, B Grabowski, J Underwood, N Winters (Eds.), Handbook of Design in Educational Technology, (pp. 124-134). New York: Routledge.
  • Buratti, S., Allwood, C., Kleitman, S. (2013). First- and second-order metacognitive judgments of semantic memory reports: The influence of personality traits and cognitive styles. Metacognition and Learning, 8(1), 79-102. [More Information]
  • Gluga, R., Kay, J., Lister, R., Simon, S., Kleitman, S. (2013). Mastering cognitive development theory in computer science education. Computer Science Education, 23(1), 24-57. [More Information]
  • Kleitman, S., Stankov, L., Allwood, C., Young, S., Mak, K. (2013). Metacognitive Self-Confidence in School-Aged Children. In Magdalena Mo Ching Mok (Eds.), Self-directed learning oriented assessment in the Asia-Pacific, (pp. 139-153). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Morony, S., Kleitman, S., Lee, Y., Stankov, L. (2013). Predicting achievement: Confidence vs self-efficacy, anxiety, and self-concept in Confucian and European countries. International Journal of Educational Research, 58, 79-96. [More Information]

2012

  • Gluga, R., Kay, J., Lister, R., Kleitman, S., Lever, T. (2012). Coming to terms with Bloom: an online tutorial for teachers of programming fundamentals. Fourteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2012), Melbourne: Australian Computer Society.
  • Grant, A., Cavanagh, M., Kleitman, S., Spence, G., Lakota, M., Yu, N. (2012). Development and validation of the solution-focused inventory. The Journal of Positive Psychology: dedicated to furthering research and promoting good practice, 7(4), 334-348.
  • Gluga, R., Kay, J., Lister, R., Kleitman, S., Lever, T. (2012). Over-Confidence and Confusion in Using Bloom for Programming Fundamentals Assessment. SIGCSE 2012 - 43rd ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education, New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]

2011

  • Kleitman, S., Gibson, J. (2011). Metacognitive beliefs, self-confidence and primary learning environment of sixth grade students. Learning and Individual Differences, 21(6), 728-735. [More Information]
  • Kleitman, S., Mak, K., Young, S., Lau, P., Livesey, D. (2011). Something About Metacognition: Self-Confidence Factor(s) in School-Aged Children. In S. Boag & N. Tiliopoulos (Eds.), Personality and Individual Differences: Theory, Assessment and Application, (pp. 103-115). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

2010

  • Fritz, K., Howie, P., Kleitman, S. (2010). "How do I remember when I got my dog?" The structure and development of children's metamemory. Metacognition and Learning, 5(2), 207-228. [More Information]
  • Kleitman, S., Moscrop, T. (2010). Self-Confidence and Academic Achievements in Primary School Children: Their Relationships and Links to Parental Bonds, Intelligence, Age, and Gender. In Anastasia Efklides, Plousia Misailidi (Eds.), Trends and Prospects in Metacognition Research, (pp. 293-326). New York: Springer.

2009

  • Langevin, M., Kleitman, S., Packman, A., Onslow, M. (2009). The Peer Attitudes Toward Children who Stutter (PATCS) scale: an evaluation of validity, reliability and the negativity of attitudes. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 44(3), 352-368.

2008

  • Kleitman, S. (2008), Knowing thyself: self-confidence and self-monitoring aspects of metacognition.
  • Kleitman, S. (2008). Metacognition in the Rationality Debate. Self-confidence and its Calibration. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr Muller.
  • Stankov, L., Kleitman, S. (2008). Processes on the Borderline Between Cognitive Abilities and Personality: Confidence and Its Realism. In G. J. Boyle, G. Matthews, & D. Saklofske (Eds.), The Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment, (pp. 545-559). London: Sage Publications.
  • Langevin, M., Kleitman, S., Packman, A., Onslow, M. (2008). The Peer Attitudes Toward Children who Stutter (PATCS) scale: an evaluation of validity, reliability and the negativity of attitudes. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, DOI: 10.1080/13682820802130533(DOI: 10.1080/13682820802130533), 1-17.

2007

  • Kleitman, S., Stankov, L. (2007). Self-confidence and Metacognitive Processes. Learning and Individual Differences, 17(2), 161-173.

2006

  • Want, J., Kleitman, S. (2006). Imposter phenomenon and self-handicapping: Links with parenting styles and self-confidence. Personality and Individual Differences, 40(5), 961-971.
  • Howie, P., Markham, R., Kleitman, S. (2006). The Development of Imagery Scales for Children in Three Modalities. Journal of Mental Imagery, 30(1-2), 39-64.

2005

  • Marsh, H., Kleitman, S. (2005). Consequences of employment during high school: Character building, subversion of academic goals, or a threshold? American Educational Research Journal, 42(2), 331-369.
  • Kleitman, S. (2005). School Performance. In David Levinson, Karen Christenson (Eds.), Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport. (pp. 1328-1332). Inited States: Berkshire Publishing Group.

2003

  • Kleitman, S. (2003). Bias Scores- An Instance of Systematic Irrationality? Joint International Conference on Cognitive Science (ICCS/ASCS 2003), Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Kleitman, S., Stankov, L., Marsh, H. (2003). Metacognition: Self-Concept, Cognitive-styles and Cognitive Correlates. AARE/NZARE Conference SELF Research Centre Symposium, Coldstream, Victoria: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).

2002

  • Marsh, H., Kleitman, S. (2002). Extracurricular School Activities: The Good, the Bad, and the Nonlinear. Harvard Educational Review, 72(4), 464-511.
  • Pallier, J., Wilkinson, R., Danthiir, V., Kleitman, S., Knezevic, G., Stankov, L., Roberts, R. (2002). The role of individual differences in the accuracy of confidence judgments. The Journal of General Psychology: experimental physiological and comparative psychology, 129(3), 257-299.

2001

  • Kleitman, S., Stankov, L. (2001). Ecological and person-oriented aspects of metacognitive processes in test-taking. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 15, 321-341.
  • Kleitman, S., Stankov, L. (2001). Response selection strategies, metacognitive beliefs, and Confidence: An individual differences perspective. Inaugural International Conference: Self-Concept Theory, Research and Practice: Advances for the New Millennium.

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