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The Psychology of Learning and Motivation

Advances in Research and Theory

The 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. Volume 49 contains chapters on short-term memory, theory and measurement of working memory capacity limits, development of perceptual grouping in infancy, co-constructing conceptual domains through family conversations and activities, the concrete substrates of abstract rule use, ambiguity, accessibility, and a division of labor for communicative success, and lexical expertise and reading skill.

Researchers and students in cognitive psychology.

Hardbound, 304 Pages

Published: June 2008

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374316-9


  • Praise for the Series "A remarkable number of landmark papers... An important collection of theory and data." --CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY


  • Chapter 1Short-Term Memory: New Data and a ModelStephan Lewandowsky and Simon FarrellChapter 2Theory and Measurement of Working Memory Capacity LimitsNelson Cowan, Candice C. Morey, Zhijian Chen, Amanda L. Gilchrist, and J. Scott SaultsChapter 3What Goes with What? Development of Perceptual Grouping in InfancyPaul C. Quinn, Ramesh S. Bhatt and Angela HaydenChapter 4Co-constructing Conceptual Domains Through Family Conversations and ActivitiesMaureen Callanan and Araceli ValleChapter 5The Concrete Substrates of Abstract Rule UseBradley C. Love, Marc Tomlinson, and Todd M. GureckisChapter 6Ambiguity, Accessibility, and a Division of Labor for Communicative SuccessVictor S. FerreiraChapter 7Lexical Expertise and Reading SkillSally Andrews


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