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Psychology of Learning and Motivation

Psychology of Learning and Motivation publishes empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning to complex learning and problem solving. Each chapter thoughtfully integrates the writings of leading contributors, who present and discuss significant bodies of research relevant to their discipline.

Volume 60 includes chapters on such varied topics as the balance between mindfulness and mind-wandering; institutions; implications for the nature of memory traces; repetition, spacing, and abstraction; immediate repetition paradigms; stimulus-response compatibility effects; environmental knowledge; and the control of visual attention.

Researchers and students in cognitive psychology

Hardbound, 376 Pages

Published: January 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-800090-8


  • 1. The Middle Way: Finding the Balance Between Mindfulness and Mind-Wandering
    Jonathan W. Schooler, Michael D. Mrazek, Michael S. Franklin, Benjamin Baird, Benjamin W. Mooneyham, Claire Zedelius and James M. Broadway
    2. What Intuitions Are...and Are Not
    Valerie Thompson
    3. The Sense of Recognition During Retrieval Failure: Implications for the Nature of Memory Traces
    Anne M. Cleary
    4. About Practice:  Repetition, Spacing, and Abstraction
    Thomas C. Toppino and Emilie Gerbier
    5. The Rise and Fall of the Recent Past: A Unified Account of Immediate Repetition Paradigms
    David E. Huber
    6. Does the Concept of Affordance Add Anything to Explanations of Stimulus-Response Compatibility Effects?
    Robert W. Proctor and James D. Miles
    7. The Function, Structure, Form, and Content of Environmental Knowledge
    David Waller and Nathan Greenauer
    8. The Control of Visual Attention: Toward a Unified Account
    Shaun P. Vecera, Joshua D. Cosman, Daniel B. Vatterott and Zachary J. J. Roper


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