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The Psychology of Learning and Motivation

The Psychology of Learning and Motivation series 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 51 includes chapters on such varied topics as emotion and memory interference, electrophysiology, mathematical cognition, and reader participation in narrative.


Researchers and students in cognitive psychology.

Hardbound, 416 Pages

Published: March 2010

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-380908-7


  • "[T]he tradition of this series is to provide cutting-edge reviews of current experimental research… [M]ost appropriate for professional psychologists and interested graduate students. With some assistance, some advanced undergraduates will benefit from reading selected chapters."--PsycCritiques, Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books


  • 1 Common nouns and the object categories they pick out

    Barbara Malt

    2. Causal-Based Categorization: State of the Art

    Bob Rehder

    3. The Influence of Verbal and Nonverbal Processing on Category Learning

    John Paul Minda

    4. How listeners learn to listen: Understanding links between language production and comprehension

    Duane G.Watson

    5. Defining and Explaining Automaticity in Reading Comprehension

    Katherine Rawson

    6. Vision and space: Rethinking scene perception

    Helene Intraub

    7. Spatial Thinking

    Mary Hagerty

    8. Toward an integrative theory of hypothesis generation, probability judgment, and information search.

    Micahel Dougherty, Rick P.Thomas, Nicholas Lange

    9. The Self-Organization of Cognitive Structure

    James A. Dixon, Damian Stephen, Rebecca Boncoddo, Jason Anastas


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